When a man's passion explodes into violence, only a woman's desire can turn it to love.
THEY DIDN'T MEAN TO FALL IN LOVE
Sharisse Hammond had no intention of giving herself to some rancher who had sent for a mail-order bride! She had gone West only to escape the New York society marriage her father was arranging.
Lucas Holt's intentions were also less than honest. But their plans to use each other were soon complicated by unspoken desire. He never expected her to be so stunningly beautiful. And she never expected to want any man so much.
While Lucas forced Sharisse to play in a dangerous game of revenge against the man who killed his father, she forced him to feel passions he could no longer control. Yet when her family asked her to return to New York, Lucas couldn't find the words to ask her to stay.
Only when their stubborn hearts felt the pain of loss and separation did they come to know how completely they loved each other. And despite the distance and time--and misunderstanding--between them, somehow they had to be together....