Barnes and Noble
Tabitha thought she was ready for anything: she prided herself on being a prepared and organized journalist. But when a story she was working on led her to show up unannounced at Connor’s house she wasn’t ready for the mess she walked into. She thought she had an angle for his story, but Connor was nothing like she expected. He wasn’t a shut-in kid; he was an angry, paranoid, and suspicious man. Yet he was funny, kind and trusted her with his secrets. Interviewing him made her want to get to know him better -- off the record. For the first time in her life lines were blurring; the passion she felt for him broke her main rule. Never mix business and pleasure: it will only get you hurt.
Raising his little sister after the death of their parents had taught Connor to be careful. An unknown stalker that had followed them ever since had taught him to be suspicious. When Tabitha showed up at his home, he didn’t know what to think of her. She seemed helpful, honest, but not completely open. He knew she was hiding something but he couldn’t figure out her angle. When she was around he was too distracted to think straight, and that wasn’t good for him or his sister. He wasn’t ready to trust her enough to make her a part of their lives, no matter how sweetly she responded to his touches.
When violence followed Tabitha to Connor’s house, the angle became clear to both of them.
It’s not paranoia if someone really is out to get you "