Parker Cornwall respects Sophie's position. Mostly. He's cultivated his playboy reputation to keep women at a distance. His family's legacy of pain isn't something he wants to continue. But Sophie's passion draws him to her, and when they start working together, love imposes its own agenda on them both.
Sophie discovers that labels and reputations mean far less than the man underneath, but Parker is terrified of hurting Sophie, and of being hurt in return. Only when tragedy strikes can he finally understand that having and losing is better than never having at all.
NOTE: This book was originally published in 2005. This is an updated reissue, but the story has not substantially changed.