She would not be vulnerable again…D. J. Monroe had to be at the very top of her game. It was her job and her life to teach people how to defend themselves. How could she protect others if she wasn't the best trained, the most skilled fighter? How could she protect herself? So when military expert Quinn Reynolds defeated her, she vowed to give him whatever he wanted in exchange for his instruction.And yet he wanted the one thing D.J. wasn't prepared to give—herself. He asked too many questions. Made her feel too much. He recognized too many of her defenses. Then one by one, he broke them all down…and promised to be there to pick up the pieces.