Gabriella Villalobos survived a lonely, abusive childhood to become a dedicated cop who rescues children. Work is Gabe’s life. Which is why when she slugs a suspect, her boss orders her to leave town for three weeks of vacation she doesn’t want. When she stumbles into the Suncoast Society munch, she certainly doesn’t expect to meet a guy who makes her want more.
Det. William Thomas is a widower who’s decided to fish in the BDSM dating pond after years of failed attempts. When he meets “Ella” at his first munch, he suspects she’s hiding a secret, but doesn’t know exactly what.
Being assigned to a joint task force together forces Gabe and Bill admit their true identities to each other and confront their feelings. Gabe has spent her entire life proving herself through her work, but Bill wants to show her what love and happiness feels like and convince her that she’s anything but a broken toy.