Tanner Donovan & Amanda Lassiter seemed destined to create scenes, ever since the day he'd stopped her wedding to his best friend & nearly carried her off! She'd refused him then, denied she loved him, but eleven years had passed. Now he was back in town, big & brash & so handome it had to be illegal--&she was free. Was it possible he still loved her, Amanda wondered, shocked at the pain in his quicksilver eyes--& the feverish need that still gleamed there. Tanner insisted he'd stopped loving her, that he intended to bed her one last time to get her out of his system , but why did his wild wanton pursuit of Amanda feel so much like being in love? Once he'd wanted to enslave her with passion so she'd never look at another man, but time had taught him he was the one enslaved. Now when he kissed her, full of the longing of years, he knew she was his for the taking but the knowledge filled him with sadness instead of trimph. Could they forgive each other for the past & rejoice in the sweet miracle of a second chance?