When an injury puts paid to my professional fighting career, I retreat to my hometown to lick my wounds. Angry and bitter at the loss of the only thing I've ever known, I withdraw from the world, becoming as cold and aloof as the Colorado mountains that surround my home. But then I discover the one thing I want more than fighting. I know I have to make some changes - and I'm going to need help from my prim and proper neighbor.


No one is more surprised than me when Flynn Black - my grumpy, reclusive neighbor - comes to me with an unusual request. He’s decided he needs help becoming more ... civilized, and that I'm is just the woman for the job. Flynn is coarse and foul-mouthed, yet there's something about the prickly ex-fighter that intrigues me. He's a challenge I can't resist. I think my privileged upbringing has prepared me for anything, but it never prepared me for my growing feelings for the surprisingly sensitive man who lurks beneath Flynn's hard exterior - a man I know can never be mine.