She'd been called Jake Crenshaw's "shadow," the tomboy who'd tagged after her hero for years till the night she'd tried to prove to him that she was a woman…and had been rejected. But not before Ashley Sullivan had tasted Jake's passion in a kiss that branded her his, when she knew he would never take what she wanted to offer. Until now. Now Jake needed her help. And he needed her under his roof. With every white-hot look and touch, Ashley realized that Jake hadn't spurned her because he didn't want her - but because he did. Still did. This time Ashley would see that Jake lost his white-knight complex…and that she lost her virginity to this man.