An Independent Wife . . . and determined to stay that way . . . that was Sallie Baines. Her husband Rhy had broken her heart and once, she had vowed, was enough. Then fate brought them together again, and the new Sallie fell for him just as the old had done. His was the fire, the power – the love – that could weld a heart once broken, into a seamless whole and leave a woman once hurt, basking in passion fulfilled.