A brilliant, aloof lawyer, Phin Younger has always focused solely on his career and on helping people who are less fortunate.Living his life without romance? He's just fine with that. Phin knows all too well how relationships can make life messy and complicated.But the one day Emily Lassiter begs Phin to help her teenage brother. Beautiful but as fierce as a lioness, Emily is like no other woman he's met.The moment he sets eyes on Emily all of Phin's plans to avoid romantic entanglements are suddenly thrown out the window.A former model, Emily now struggles to make ends meet for herself and for her teenage brother, Josh. When Josh commits a crime that could put him behind bars for years, she turns to her brother's court-appointed lawyer, Phin Younger, for help.But Emily never expected that her brother's lawyer would be young and handsome. And she definitely never expected that Phin's kiss would heat a need inside her that soon transforms into a conflagration.When these two can no longer deny their feelings for each other, an embittered rival of Phin's threatens to destroy his career, dragging Emily into the scandal.Now, these star-crossed lovers must overcome the fears that hold them captive--or face a future without the love that could set them both free.