The opinions of others had never much mattered to LuCarolyn Young. Then she met Rutger Eliades. Rough, brooding and undeniable, captivation was a given emotion with arousal hot on its heels. Lu had a past, though-one that defined her-one Rutger already knew way too much about. Anything beyond one night of no-strings sex, was out of the question and she very much wanted more than one night. Rutger Eliades was absolutely not a man to be toyed with, underestimated or tolerant of a woman with a past like hers, or so LuCarolyn assumed. Especially when she had a past that was about to come crashing in with a vengeance.