Brynn Ahearn is gorgeous, fun, and not just a sports nut but an NBA camera woman whose work takes her all over the country. In other words, she's a walking male fantasy--or at least, she would be if she weren't so busy keeping the guys at bay. The fact is, with Brynn's con-man father fresh out of jail and back in her life, dating is just too risky. Haunted by memories of her past, she couldn't ask any man to gamble with his life for love--even one as addictive as Ford Meyers. Ford can't believe his luck when he walks into a bar in Chicago's Wicker Park and gets an eyeful of Brynn, the one that got away. After the gorgeous redhead blew him off in college, Ford got on with his life and made his fortune as a bestselling game designer, but he's never found a woman who compared to Brynn. No stranger to success, Ford is used to getting what he wants--and after a scorching stolen kiss, what he wants is a second shot with his first love. To get it, he just has to convince her that he's man enough to take on the past she can't leave behind.