When an injury puts paid to Flynn Black's professional fighting career, he retreats to his hometown to lick his wounds. Angry and bitter at the loss of the only thing he's ever known, he withdraws from the world, becoming as cold and aloof as the Colorado mountains that surround his home. But then he discovers the one thing that he wants more than fighting. He knows he's going to have to make some changes - and he's going to need help.


No one is more surprised than the perfectly poised Molly McIntosh when Flynn Black - her reclusive neighbor - comes to her with an unusual request. He’s decided he needs help becoming more civilized, and that Molly is just the woman for the job. Flynn is as coarse as Molly is refined, as foul-mouthed as she is cultivated, yet there's something about the prickly ex-fighter that intrigues her. He's a challenge she can't resist. She thinks her privileged upbringing has prepared her for anything, but it never prepared her for her growing feelings for the surprisingly sensitive man that lurks beneath Flynn's hard exterior - a man she knows can never be hers.