It seemed so long ago that Jessica Cole, swept away on a tidal wave of passion, had married the only man she ever loved. Almost immediately the seventeen-year-old child bride and Jason Rawlings were divorced, victims of family and fate. Now, eight years later, a funeral -- and a legacy -- brought them together again. Jason was devastating, but determined to keep her -- and heartbreak -- at bay. Reluctantly he said he'd manage her ranch if she would be his live-in housekeeper in return. Jessica agreed to the devil's own bargain, and soon there was hellfire to pay. Jason thought he could play at passion with no strings attached. But he hadn't reckoned on the sensual beauty he'd once married -- the woman who'd learned how to play for keeps.