A woman as cold as Texas is hot; a man who has never belonged. Two hard people who will never bend, never yield… but they just might be able to make a deal. Margaret Caldwell knows what it means to beg. She’s been there, done that–won’t wear the t-shirt.
And, in fact, won’t beg again–no matter how desperately her family business needs help. Because she knows what it means to be betrayed. Knows how it feels to have her still-beating heart ripped out of her chest, leaving only an empty hole behind. The son of a ruthless upstart, Cole Montgomery trampled on everyone and everything on his way to the top. Including his one and only friend.