Several years ago when Texan Millionaire Jacob received lung injuries in an oil fire, his respiratory therapist was prim and proper Christine. Ever since then, he has teased her every chance he gets. She is so uptight he just can't help himself and it drives Christine insane because Jake doesn't take life seriously enough. When Christine realizes that some items at an auction belong to notorious outlaw Jessamine Golden she plans to bid on them and donate them to the museum she volunteers at. Jake outbids Christine just to aggravate her and taunts her that in order to get the items she will have to go on a date with him. Christine knows Jake is just toying with her. She knows he could never be interested in her but when her friend talks her into a makeover she can't deny the attraction she sees in Jake's eyes. Jake is blown away by Christine, he just wanted to tease her a little but when he sees her new look he can't help being tempted. Jake knows Christine is the forever kind of girl and he isn't that kind of guy, but when she approaches him to help her discover her inner bad girl he can't resist.
I found this story sweet and amusing...Christine is fighting the stigma of an abusive childhood and Jake just doesn't believe the family life is for him but the two have chemistry that makes it inevitable that they will end up together.