Defiant to the point of distraction, Jace is different from Aggie's usual submissives. She soon realizes he's switched their roles with his tender love-making and for once in her life she's ready to allow a man to take control. When Jace is shot saving Aggie's life, Sinners' ex-bassist agrees to accompany the band to replace Jace in live shows while Jace's wounds heal. Aggie's feelings for Jace intensify, but while he's happy to please her physically, he pushes her away emotionally. Eventually, Jace trusts Aggie enough to share his memories of a scarring past. She longs to heal her conflicted lover's inner turmoil; but her usual methods of healing cannot free Jace's heart to love again.