She thought she'd had enough of football to last her a lifetime. A bad marriage to a star football player had left journalist Ashley Buchannan with a love and knowledge of the game but a healthy distrust of the men who played it. Yet the offer of a daily sports column in the Honolulu Daily News was the chance she'd been waiting for. Stonewalled at the locker-room door, she kicked off her column with a flying attack on Zane Bruxton, the Hawaiian Kings' devastating linebacker. Her article set the paper's circulation soaring. How could she know that Zane would be the one to set her own pulse racing... to ignite a passion so urgent, it defied control? It was impossible to deny the breathless truth of her feelings, but how long could she keep an uneasy secret from the man destined to teach her everything about love?