Shea Somerton was elegant and glamorous, just like Estate Mendocino, the resort she managed - but behind her classy facade, there was a hint of recklessness in her violet eyes. Duke Araiza had won the estate and grounds in a high-stakes poker game; now he was ready to bet he could tempt this golden palomino of a lady to run wild with him! When he gazed at her with a heat that would fire wet kindling, Shea knew he was a man who would take what he wanted...what she wanted to give. He drove her frantic and taught her ecstatic surrender in the soft shadows of a forest glen. Shea had never let anyone get so close, so fast, but Duke shatered her serenity, rattled the lovely cage that once had kept her safe from a tragic past. Everything he touched he changed, including her, but when her peaceful oasis was gone, could she find the santuary she longed for in Duke's love?