Falling in love again just isn't part of the plan. Its been a rough year for Julian West and Claire Fitzpatrick. They've both struggled with the loss of a loved one. Julian with his film star wife and Claire her adoring father. When Andrea Saunders, a Los Angeles socialite convinces Julian to escort Claire to the Annual Spring Charity Ball, it's the start of an enduring friendship. A friendship where both comfortably forget the sizzling attraction that flared between them when they first met. This is the erotic version of the prequel to Julian and Claire's story. It is a short 6000 introductory prequel to the full length erotic romance novel HIS By Design. It introduces the characters of Julian and Claire and their first meeting. Some of the text is also included in the novel. Enjoy!