In this enthralling novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, fate brings together a carefree beauty and a charismatic playboyonly to separate them all too soon. Though Mary Harland knows about Jake Darcy's notorious reputation, she can't help but be drawn to him. Sharing an intimate dance awakens every sense in her body, and after spending six incredible hours together, Mary knows she's falling for Jake. But when she's kidnapped by the ruthless leader of the Middle Eastern country where they live, her future with Jake is extinguished as quickly as it was ignited. Jake Darcy never put much stock in love at first sight, but Mary turns him into a believer. Hearing the news that she and her father have been killed in a plane crash leaves him absolutely devastated. Three years later, he finds a woman suffering from dehydration in the middle of the roadand is stunned to discover that it's Mary. But the innocent woman he fell in love with is gone. Somehow Jake must break down Mary's walls and remind her of the glimmering dreams of forever they once shared.