Wall Street financier Monique Chandler is known for her tough negotiating skills and has never lived anywhere but New York City. But a jilting fiancé leaves her doubting not only her femininity but also her ability to survive outside her comfortable life in the city. An isolated cabin in the mountains of Idaho seems to be the ideal place to prove him wrong and figure out who she really is.
Sebastian Barber, former Marine helicopter pilot and owner of the cabin, knows exactly who he is: the one who gives the orders and makes the rules others have to follow, so that he can keep them safe. And he firmly believes every woman needs a man to take care of her, especially Monique, after she sets his cabin on fire.
But taking orders and following rules isn’t in her blood, and her fiery temper send sparks flying as they battle their way to find a common ground for their lives and their love, difficult when Sebastian’s overprotectiveness threatens to suffocate Monique’s spirit. When Sebastian proposes marriage as the best way he can care for Monique, she realizes that, as much as she wants to marry Sebastian, she must first learn to be a person in her own right if she’s going to survive.
In the toughest decision of her life, she runs away to do just that, forcing Sebastian to face his own challenges too. But the road back together isn’t always easy. Or safe.