Hilary Robinson gave up on fairy tales when she was still a little girl. Headstrong and stubborn, she refuses to depend on anyone except herself, living life her way: easy come, easy go. Faultless loyalty and unwavering confidence is what the world may see, but deep down she's drowning in reckless behavior—with consequences she's tired of running from.
A man of many talents, Caleb Townsend has always lived hard and with no regrets. He knows the game better than most but plays by his own rules, which include a calculated hand of poker that opens enticing new possibilities. With a promising business to build and estranged family members anticipating his failure, he has everything to lose and no time for distractions.
But it only takes a single conversation with the once-shy girl he remembers hanging around when they were kids to spark an undeniable attraction. With shameful secrets and old habits dying hard, they soon realize that if they don't raise the stakes, one of them will be forced to fold their hand.
Some romances burn bright and fizzle fast, but this one's nothing short of an . . . inferno.
Contains mature themes.