Leonardo Silvio is a 19 year old gang leader whose sole purpose is thrill seeking whilst getting on the wrong side of the law and terrorising the people of Woodcrest Town. He avoids commitment like a patch of stinging nettles because he's seen how love can trample a man, and he doesn't plan to get hitched - ever. He's every single girl in Woodcrest Town's wildest fantasy, with his Italian dark looks and a reputation of being one of the most dangerous men out there, it's impossible for him not to be wanted. When Arielle Edwards, a 19 year old British girl with a secretive and shady past who's sent to America, walks into his life, hell-bent on keeping her distance, she somehow manages to turn his convictions inside out. One look at the boy with the mysterious face with hooded green eyes and a killer smile and Arielle knows he's nothing but trouble. But every time she turns around, Leonardo is there, and the closer they get, the more the flame flickers and the more she fears he'll break her heart. So when anonymous threats make it clear that someone in Woodcrest Town wants her gone, Leonardo elects himself as her protector. But it seems as though he wants to be more than that, and she wants it too. Will two wary hearts take a chance on love before it's too late? Or will the fire that's been ignited, burn out?