Let sleeping dogs lie. Jess Winter always operated with a master plan, and Elly Trent found herself on schedule to marry him. He said she was everything he wanted: undemanding, reliable, tolerant--and she could cook! Elly wanted to scream. Jess claimed he wasn't arrogant, merely assertive, as he rearranged her life to suit him--and herself, as well. How could she object when Jess gave her everything she wanted:?.. Well, almost everything. Just once, Elly wanted to shake Jess's iron control. She was no femme fatale, but there is little that can stop a truly determined woman. Bearding a lion in his den is never without consequences--but Elly hadn't realized they could be so delightful.