The back cover says: "Twelve years after a disastrous first marriage ended, Jessica Madison still wasn't ready to face love again. She'd established an exclusive dress shop, raised a beautiful teenage daughter, achieved--at last--a hard-won independence she wasn't about to give up for anyone. Until Garner Pace turned her well-ordered life upside down, rewakening her body with his stong, gentle touch, making her forget her first instinct: Stay away! But if she was bitter, Gar was more bitter still. He'd vowed no one would every come between himself and his child again. At last Jessica had fallen in love, but total commitment was the only way she knew how to play. And Gar was asking for her heart--no strings attached..."