Alexander Ruganov had long gotten used to being feared, although he knew people did not fear the man he was, rather they feared his money, power and his connections. But in the end, fear was what broke them. She was the one exception, the light in his darkness. The one person that could strip him down to the man he really was and cast him into that dark pit where pain and passion collided. To that safeguarded point where he could really let go. God! He so needed her tonight.