His breath was hot on her shoulder as he kissed her tenderly, his hands caressing her with a gentleness that belied his rugged strength. As his lips possessed hers, she discovered a hunger she had never known. But Lauren Flannery's attraction for this black-eyed rogue warred with vows she meant to keep. She was proudly determined to run the bordello she had inherited and make it the best in Seattle. Zach Madox was just as determined to protect the innocent beauty from that sordid side of life. Though Lauren had been warned about trusting her heart to any man's promises, she was unprepared for the power of her own awakened desires. Even as she tried to deny him, Zach's tender passion was the magic that stilled all her doubts...sweeping her into the ecstasy of a love as limitless as her dreams.