Charlene Bastien is a fighter. When her mother skipped town she worked to support herself, and when her father didn’t want anything to do with her, well, she dealt with that too. And when her ex-husband — her Dom — turned out to be an abusive cheater, she got the hell out.
But not without some scars.
And Luke Logan knows all about scars. He wears his own as a reminder of the kind of man he’ll never allow himself to be. But he’s a Dom first and foremost, and that means protecting vulnerable subs.
Especially subs who have been hurt so badly that they hide from who they really are. Charlene is the only woman who’s ever touched his heart, and he’ll repay that favor by showing her just how strong she really is—even if he has to tie her down to do it.
Just so long as she doesn’t get any ideas. Luke Logan is not a Dom who settles down. And he’s not a Dom who lets people get close.
But when Charlene’s ex comes back to town, Luke knows his place is by her side, making sure that man never hurts her again. He’s never known a woman like her before, and as the chemistry between them builds, he knows he’d walk through fire to protect her.
And he’ll have to.