Lucy Carter is striving to succeed as a self-employed licensed massage therapist and to bolster her flagging self-confidence. The menage of her fantasies, featuring her best friends, seems to be on the back burner. Single dad Patrick Owen has been refined in the fires of betrayal. Now he knows exactly what he wants--Lucy Carter--and he's ready to claim her along his best friend. Beekeeper Beck O'Malley's heart has been shattered, and he withdraws from the world until Lucy heals his heart. He's held the spirited woman at arm's length, until he can no longer fight his attraction to her. Unfortunately, Beck and Lucy clash nearly as often as they kiss, and his possessiveness sets her on edge even as she falls deeper in love with him. When Lucy is drawn into a life-threatening crisis, all of their differences and struggles are brought into perspective. But by then will it be too late?