Kellis Saunders has loved Diamere Redmond since they were kids. But when Diamere abruptly left town, Kellis vowed to put him out of her mind--and her heart. Now the sinfully sexy nightclub owner is back...and he's ready to pick up where they left off. In spite of the passion exploding between them, Kellis isn't sure she's ready to risk her future on him.The last thing the once-burned bachelor wants is to put his heart on the line again. Then Diamere sees Kellis: the girl that got away. The sensual elementary school teacher seems determined to resist him, but Diamere is just as determined to change her mind. As he sets the scene for seduction, he vows to fight for the woman he loves. And this time it's for keeps.