Chastain Thibodaux is no longer the awkward, naive girl who had her heart smashed to pieces by Philippe Devereaux. Now the successful artist has included three oil paintings of Philippe in her prestigious gallery show—sensuous nudes painted entirely from her memory of their smoldering affair. But then her subject turns up at her opening night, in the flesh—every hard-muscled, smooth-skinned, delicious inch of him—demanding to know why she's put him on display.
Philippe hasn't been in love with Chastain since she dumped him to study art in Paris. Or so he's been telling himself. But his anger over her erotic portraits is mixed with the kind of desire that heats even the coldest New York night. And he vows that by New Year's Eve he'll have the answers to all his questions and have Chastain back where she belongs—in his arms….