Growing up with two strong older brothers, she learned at an early age to fight for what she wanted. Sage Tyler set her mind on a certain life style and level of success, and planned to marry a mild mannered professional type. That's the kind of man she thought she wanted - sophisticated, quiet...and controllable. But on a visit home, she encounters Harlan Boyd. Harlan is working for her brothers. He possesses a small town mentality which she disparages, an inflated ego which she finds insufferable, and is amused, not intimidated, by her imperiousness and affected snobbery. Much to her dismay, Sage falls in love with Harlan because he's not only provocative and virile in a come-on-I-dare-you way, but he's the first man in her life she hasn't been able to wrap around her little finger. Soon, however, Sage learns there's much more to Harlan that she suspected. Thrown together in a last, desperat scheme to save Tyler Drilling, Sage and Harlan fall more and more deeply in love - and discover a whole new dimension of daring...and loving.
Book 3 of the trilogy:
He was everything she despised in a man. So why couldn't she stay out of his arms? This had to be the worst night of Sage Tyler's life. First her fiancéé jilts her. Then she has to fly home with Harlan Boyd, the arrogant, drop-dead gorgeous stranger who overheard every word of that humiliating episode--and enjoyed it! All Sage wants is for this sexy, no-account drifter to keep his distance--and keep her broken engagement a secret. But Harlan Boyd has desires of his own... She was the most beautiful, exciting, unpredictable woman Harlan had ever met, and he could barely keep his hands off of her. Yet he tried to stay away, tried to remember that Sage Tyler needed a man who'd convince her of her own worth, not a man who'd be moving on. Then Sage's family business, the Tyler Drilling Company, came under the threat of ruin, and Sage and Harlan suddenly found themselves fighting side by side to save it... in quarters too close to keep passion at bay. Can spoiled, headstrong Sage find love with a man who seems so easy to get and so hard to keep?