This isn’t the first time Scarlett has been held at gunpoint, and she’s not actually afraid of Ryker. There’s something in his eyes that makes her realize he’s not going to hurt her, which is crazy—and that is what scares her.
He’s the first man she’s ever wanted, but she has to resist him. There’s no place for love in Scarlett’s life.
Ryker wants Scarlett more than anything else in the world, and he’s going to have her. Learning about the abuse she suffered in the past doesn’t make him see her any differently. He just knows that she deserves a man without a black cloud hanging over his head.
He’s going to clear his name, but what will happen after? Will he go back and claim Scarlett as his, or will he let her go?