When financial planner Connie Lyons receives a note from her domineering and controlling boyfriend telling her that he wants to break up with her, she decides to take full advantage of the situation. Using a credit card Steve gave her after their most recent break-up, Connie treats herself and her sister to a new wardrobe and a complete makeover at Steve's expense. Her new appearance gives her the confidence to refuse a fourth reconciliation with Steve. She feels as though she's experiencing life for the first time. But the damage Steve has done during their four-year relationship causes Connie to doubt her ability to have a meaningful connection with any man. When he tells her that he is willing to take her back, she wonders if she has the strength to resist him and stand her ground. Until one night, while out of town with the girls, she meets Mason, a handsome man who electrifies her, awakens her spirit, and changes her life. Lise Wagner is an aspiring novelist with a flair for romance. This is her first published book and the first book of a two-book series. She splits her time between Houston, Texas with her children and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with her husband.