Lawyer Griffin Stone isn't looking for complications. In fact, since his wife left him a year ago to marry his former best friend, he hasn't had much of a life to complicate - until the night a beautiful woman sits on the bar stool next to his. With one glimpse into her deep blue eyes, Griffin aches with the loneliness he's kept at bay for so long. He finally remembers what it feels like to desire a woman. Graphic artist Lyn Sternbergh has done some pretty crazy things in her twenty-seven years - but flirting with her brother's former best friend takes the cake. She's had a crush on Griffin since she was a teenager, but he's no longer the carefree young man he once was. Griffin is tougher, colder, and not about to let anyone into his hardened heart. Lyn isn't used to defeat, however, and has never met a challenge she hasn't bowled over with wit and charm. She wants Griffin, and she's determined to have him - no matter how much he resists.