Sergeant Derek Rison had just returned home from his most recent tour of duty in Iraq to find his apartment destroyed by fire. He had no one that could take him in for a couple of days, so that in essence left him homeless for the immediate future. When one of Jordan Minx's customers revealed his current status, she gave no thought to it before she offered her home as a refuge to him. Derek couldn't believe his luck. He had never had such an immediate attraction to a woman before, but he decided to tread lightly. He didn't want to ruin their time together.
Derek had no control when it came to Jordan. He had barely time to get settled in her home before clothes were flying. He knew she reciprocated his feelings, but he didn't want to scare her off. He knew she was hiding a lot, and was hoping time would allow her to open up to him. Jordan was hiding her entire life from Derek. She had a boyfriend that supported her, and kept her grandmother in a care facility. They used to spend time together, but it had waned to only their sexual encounters. He was constantly initiating three-way sex with his friends, and she thought she had no choice but to participate.
When Derek found out about her circumstances, he wanted to get her away from him. They had only known each other a few days, but he was already thinking about forever. Jordan felt the same about Derek, but felt she owed it to Randy to try and work things out between them. After finding him with another man, she knew that she had to end things. She couldn't believe she had turned Derek away for this miserable human being. She chose her birthday to break up with Randy, but when he tried to force her to his will in front of his friends, she outed him, and he lost control swearing vengeance.
I actually liked this story, and Derek is such an appealing man. There were several very good scenes, but what I didn't like, comprehend, and couldn't come to terms with was Jordan's character. She more or less was a prostitute in every sense of the word stating she had to stay with Randy, but when Derek gave her an out, she still chose to stay with a man that pimped her to his friends on a regular basis. I couldn't invest myself completely in the story with that type of character on the canvas.