Nyxie Carmichael’s life turns upside down when her little brother is struck by a car while she works a double shift at the truck stop diner. The twenty-two-year-old waitress is the sole breadwinner for her brother and two nieces. Because she had left kids alone all day without supervision, CPS takes custody of the children. When all hope seems lost, Nyxie is approached by a resident doctor who will hire a lawyer to help her…for a price.
Declan Stryker remembers Nyxie from high school. Everyone had expectations of who the star quarterback should date and it didn’t include a girl whose father was a falling-down drunk. Even if the freshman had not been too young to date, he was unwilling to cross the arbitrary line that separated them. But he never forgot Nyxie nor the secret he knew about her.
So when he saw an opening, he offered to hire a lawyer if she would become his submissive. Was he her guardian angel or had she just sold her soul to the devil?