Sam Taylor was leaving in town in three days, and she fully intended to seduce retired White Sox player Riley Scott before she did. She owned a bar he frequented called the Diamond, but she never got any farther than flirting with him for the last two years, and she was tired of it. Sam was losing everything that had meant anything to her, and before she left the Chicago area, she was going to take one good memory with her to her new life in New York, and that was a night with Riley.
Riley had wanted the Diamond ever since being forced to retire from baseball, but was having pangs of conscience about how underhanded he had been to get it. He went to his friend who was also Sam's financial manager, and asked him not to extend her loan. He was in essence forcing the only friend he had ever had to give up what meant the most to her. When she saw him that evening, he was shocked when Sam suggested they hit the sheets before she left town. He had wanted her for years, and there was no way he could say no, but wondered what the fallout would be when she found out he was the reason for her being ruined.
This story had a lot of action and steamy lovin. Riley and Sam are both intense characters with a lot of baggage to work out individually, but between them also. How can you forgive a betrayal that hurts that deep?