Trust is a fragile thing. It's hard to come by, and even harder to get back once it's been shattered. Felicia trusted Jace once, ten years ago when he'd first become her lover. She gave him everything—body, heart and soul—only to have him walk away without a word of goodbye. When he left, she vowed never to let him into her life, or her heart, again. But now he's come back for her and he isn't taking no for an answer.
She struggled for years to overcome the pain of his leaving, and a deeper, heart wrenching pain of a loss she had to live through all alone. She's started a new life, one that has no place for commitment, and she wants no part of the man who had ripped her heart out so long ago. But even as her mind tells him no, her body refuses to deny him anything.
Jace has spent the past ten years watching Felicia from a distance, protecting her even when she didn't know he was there. The time has come to prove himself worthy of her affections. Their love, their passion had been a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one he's never been able to forget. It killed him to walk away from her, but he did what he had to do to keep her from living the life he has lived for the past hundred years—solitary, transient. He never expected her to seek comfort in the arms of another man. Or that he would have to protect her from the same man—angry and bent on revenge—years later.