"I don't want kindness, or your kind of woman." Sterling McCallum gave the plain, hard warning to Jessica Larson. The brooding rouge cop had a stone place of a heart and a past as mysterious as the case that had brought them together. But this time Jessica couln't back off. Something compelled her to stand her ground and brave the emotions this man had long aroused. Suddenly, their darest secrets, their deepest desires, shimmered to the surface, about to explode.