River Devereaux has always faced the world without fear. She’s sarcastic, confident, and doesn’t hold back. After a single night changes everything, River retreats into herself and is constantly watching over her shoulder. Even then, no one ever dares stand in her way. Until him. That irritating man knows how to get under her skin. Too bad she’s sworn off men, even if he’s sexy as sin. Liam Cole used to be carefree until life stepped in the way and forced him to shun everyone he knows. After five years in the Marines, he’s having a hard time adjusting to civilian life. All he wants to do is forget the past and be left alone. Until her. That hellion of a woman challenges him every step of the way. Too bad she hates him, even if she’s the best part of his days. In a battle of wills, each tries to top the other, but when they are forced to face their own fears, the resulting consequence is something neither could have ever imagined.