Can Eva outrun the secrets of her past, or is surrender her only choice?Eva Byrne's first encounter with the darker side of Nathan Darke's sensuality ends in disaster. Frightened, hurt, betrayed, she struggles to regather her shattered confidence-in him, and in herself.Desperate to continue her journey of exploration and self-discovery, Eva has to convince a skeptical Nathan that she's worth the trouble. And that she can learn to submit to him. When she is forced to reveal elements of her past she has preferred to keep hidden, both her brilliance and her vulnerability are laid bare. Will Nathan accept Eva as she is, and help her to become the woman she longs to be, or will she face yet another rejection?Terrified and intrigued in equal measure, Nathan has no idea how to deal with the exquisitely enigmatic Eva Byrne. Should he cut his losses and run, or allow their relationship to continue, and watch as Eva's delicate beauty unfurls in his hands?Fascinated and ensnared by Nathan, Eva longs to taste what he offers and her erotic journey continues. But how much will she have to surrender to him in order to liberate her own desires?