Desperate and on the run, Tricia is forced to seek protection from a man who betrayed her years earlier.
After escaping an abusive relationship Tricia Stephens returns to the hometown she left years ago. But when her ex-boyfriend follows her, she needs help in a big way to stay one step ahead of him. Fearful of police involvement and flat broke, she's still reluctant to accept help from Clint Owens, a man she had a disastrous and humiliating relationship with almost a decade prior. His white-knight-in-shining-armor act doesn't impress her, even if he does have the full support of her friends.
The sight of bruises on Tricia's face is all Clint needs to feel justified in doing whatever is necessary to keep her safe. Although she balks at accepting his help, it doesn't deter him from his mission. He's determined to protect her, even if she fights him every step of the way.
With each passing day Clint's supportive and caring attitude slowly weakens Tricia's resolve to keep him at a distance. Still, it's imperative she remembers that he's already proven himself to be untrustworthy and capable of betrayal. And she mustn't forget that domineering side of him that showed itself recently—a side she'd never known existed. It certainly hadn't been in her plan to trade in one controlling man for another.
Content Warning: contains sensual sex scenes