Kelly has loved Rowdy for most of her life. Her mother married Rowdy's dad when she was a young girl. Rowdy, being a bit older, started noticing Kelly as she grew up. He loved her right back, but knew that she was too young and too innocent for him. He ran away and joined the Marines, giving him a dangerous edge. Everytime he came home, he was more and more tempted. Kelly flirted with him and ached for him to claim her.
He returns home for good finally, fully anticipating making Kelly his only to find that she has changed. She has been brutally attacked and is afraid of him. Her attacker is still at large and she is in danger. Rowdy has to deal with many things at once:
- his father and stepmother are watching his every step around Kelly
- he has to protect Kelly at all costs, nothing can harm her or he will lose his mind
- Kelly is nervous after her attack and afraid of the intensity of feelings he arouses in her
- Rowdy is a Naughti boy...He and his cousins have shared women since they were young. His cousins both desire Kelly. He doesn't know how she will deal with it and doesn't know if he wants to share his Kelly.
The sex scenes are terribly hot, yet wonderfully emotional. Kelly and Rowdy both have their own journeys, yet they manage them together beautifully.
Lora Leigh manages to blend erotica and passion so well. I started reading this book at my dining table, and three hours later I realised I hadn't moved position except to turn the pages! More, please, Lora.