She exposes her secrets for him to view, shares her fears, and allows him to save her. His fiery southern belle has stood alone for so long, she does not need help, does not want it. But for him, she’ll play the damsel in distress. She’ll let him cook for her, let him keep her in bed when she’s sick, let him do all the little things that a gentleman should.
The Rogue and the Gambit. Fighters and loners.
Together they are a man and a woman. For them, that is enough.