Wealthy & beautiful Vanessa was used to men chasing her, throwing themselves at her feet--& she'd earned her reputation as a vixen no man could tame. But when her father made Lincoln Scott an offer he couldn't refuse, she was the prize he'd have to win! Linc found the dazzling temptress w/ fire in her eyes a delectable challenge, but havinga man--even 1 w/ dreamboat looks--chosen for her made Vanessa burn w/ fury...& w/ white-hot passion. She'd never let a man know her secrets or touch her heart, but Linc's fierce caresses & his refusal to fight w/ her left her vulnerable, and freed the yearning woman behind the glittering facade. Linc knew her mind was full of him, her body flushed & feverish because of him, but Vanessa insisted they were too mismatched for love to last. Could he teach the spirited heiress with the smoldering temper that shew as loved for herself alone?