Eight years before, Ryan's lips had awakened hers with youth's first fiery passion. But Stacey left him, hiding dark secrets to pursue a city life. Now, her recent engagement broken, she returns home to Shiloh Bend.
How could she know that Ryan would be there waiting for her, his body grown hard, sensuous--and wanting still to possess her? Stubborn and determined, she fights for the independence she's forged from tears and bitterness. At night she dreams of her virile giant, his large, seeking hands exploring her silken skin. But in the light of day she is too wild and proud for any man.. .