Phoenix James is a plus-sized, light-skinned statuesque dynamo. Her personality is magnetic; she makes friends easily and is full of life. Though she's single, she's far from alone. She spends her days taking charge in the corporate world, and afterward surrounds herself with the best friends a diva could ask for. On the outside, she's got it all together. Inside, her insecurities are slowly wearing her down. It doesn't help that the new man in her life is keeping her at arm's length.
Nick Crowne suffered a devastating loss when his wife and young daughter were killed in a tragic accident. Since then he's immersed himself in work and has earned a respectful reputation in the business world. His charms don't end there. Broad shoulders, chocolate brown skin and his British accent guarantee him a second glance from the opposite sex. The dimple on his right cheek reels them in. Phoenix was no exception, but he's determined to keep their relationship casual. There's no way he'll ever experience that pain again.
As much as she cares for Nick, there's only so much rejection a woman can handle. Phoenix's first marriage ended badly and not only did it leave her scarred, it created doubt about her body image and her choices in men. Even so, he can't seem to keep his hands off her. Too bad his actions are conflicting and driving her crazy.
Being in a relationship with him isn't safe. Even though Nick's on the up and up, being born into organized crime has consequences. He's not willing to put Phoenix at risk, but he can't get her out of his head.
Will Nick's unbridled emotions betray him, driving him into Phoenix's passionate arms? Or will he keep the promise he made to himself and lose the opportunity for a second chance at love?