Scarlett Hall, a victim of kidnapping and assault, tries to heal her emotions and forget about the brutal man who carved his initials into her skin. Little does she know that he is still hiding out from the police just blocks from where she is. Ethan Calhoun is trying to open a downtown bar in Austin, Texas. He has some serious issues with his own mother and her friend escaping from a mental facility. Scarlett and Ethan meet and the sparks are instant. Danger, family issues and drama highlight this novel. There is room for some romance but the other story lines are more prominent. It was a little too violent for me but some will enjoy this fast-paced story.