Lincoln Mathis is legendary for his exploits with the ladies. As Oxford's go-to guy for one-liners, one-night stands, and all things no-strings-attached, Lincoln has yet to meet a woman he couldn't charm into his bed-until he meets the magazine's new copy editor. Shy, bookish, and adorably awkward, Tori should be grateful for the attention of a handsome bachelor. But to Lincoln's surprise, the harder he tries to win her over, the more she dodges him. Victoria Blake knows Lincoln's type all too well, and she has zero interest in becoming one more notch in his belt. After winding up as the butt of a mean-spirited prank in college, Tori learned not to believe that a gorgeous playboy could truly be interested in someone like her. But the more she gets to know him, the more she suspects that Lincoln's sleazy swagger is a facade, carefully crafted to hide his pain. And maybe Tori can be the one to heal his broken heart, even if it means risking her own.