Rori Simon left her hometown a shy, overweight, overlooked young woman. But 10 years have passed, and she returns beautiful, strong and independent. She had lusted for bad boy Jude Callahan all of her teen years and is intrigued when he clearly desires her now.
But when it's obvious that Jude hasn't left behind his bad-boy ways, Rori leaves him for Zach Helm, a strong dominant with a fondness for rope and bondage. When tragedy strikes, Jude knows he has just one chance to get the woman he loves.
An emotional story, clever dialogue and sizzling sex make this an enjoyable story. The two relationships are not given equal time, though, and the story feels somewhat unbalanced when Rori, a well-developed, sympathetic character, ends up with Jude. The heavy BDSM theme will appeal to some readers more than others. (dl $6.99)