Hope Wallace left Atlanta after being betrayed by her family and friends in the worst way. Now, running a homeless shelter in downtown Miami, she was finally doing what she wanted with her life and working at putting the past behind her. The only thing marring her happiness was the constant desire to explore the lifestyle her new friends enjoyed so much. She had tried that once, and it led to disaster and her losing everything, but the urges kept pulling at her until she finally succumbed and braved going to a club.
Miles Cavenaugh fell for Hope the minute he saw her bruised face and determination to protect a friend and resident at her shelter. His violent childhood kept him from forming relationships, his fear of losing his temper if he came across someone harming an innocent woman or child made him anti-social and preferring to stick with his close friends for companionship. But when he hears Hope is at a local club while there is a serial abuser of submissives making the rounds in Florida, he rushes to ensure she stays safe.
Unable to continue keeping each other at arm's length, Miles and Hope agree to a short-term affair where he'll introduce her to the lifestyle she craves until she gets her interest out of her system. But an unknown person is determined that Hope won't find the happiness that has eluded her for so long, and both she and Miles may have waited too long to come clean with each other about their pasts
Publisher's Note: This steamy romance contains elements intended for adults only. While it is book four of the series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.