Style and seduction collide in Jamie K. Schmidt's Heat--sure to please fans of Fifty Shades of Grey'as the world's best-dressed men and women shed their clothing . . . and their inhibitions. On the run from her abusive fiance, ER doctor Mallory Bryant arrives at her sister's Connecticut resort desperate for a place to restore balance to her life. But Couture is more than a haven for the rich and fashionable. Beneath its elegant facade is an erotic playground where dominants and submissives play out their fantasies. At first, Mallory is wary of Max Spencer, the martial arts trainer acting as her bodyguard'until he introduces her to passion so intense she wants nothing more than to surrender to his touch. As one of Couture's most skilled doms, Max enjoys taking Mallory to the limits of pleasure. It's a dangerous proposition, and as their sensual games draw them into a relationship beyond the boundaries of pupil and master, Max starts spiraling out of control. But when Mallory's violent past catches up with her, Max knows what he must do: draw her closer than ever before, even if it means risking a surrender of his own. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.