As a demolition expert, Brick Pendleton is used to being in complete control. So he's shaken when his lover extinguishes their explosive affair before he's ready to say goodbye. He's never felt about any woman the way he feels about Lisa Ransom, but that doesn't mean he can give her what she wants most of all: marriage and family. Lisa knew from the start that Brick wasn't looking for a wife, but couldn't stop herself from falling for him anyway. Though the last nine months have been the most passionate of her life, she can't stay in a relationship that's going nowhere. And since the one man she wants isn't interested in committing, Lisa sets out to find a man who is. Brick can't stand the thought of Lisa in another man's arms, and does everything in his power to tempt her back into his. But if he's going to hold on to the only woman he'll ever love, he's going to have to face up to his fears of forever.