Rain Mistern, bad boy anthropologist, has a sexual reputation as massive as his book sales. For every critic praising him for bringing anthropology to a popular audience, there is a woman shrieking that Rain took his pleasure and never called her back. Most persistent of these spurned women is Annie Childs, fellow anthropologist and his biggest competitor for awards and book sales. Rain would never get serious with a rough lady like Annie, even if she does make some good scientific points. She spread her legs way too fast. 'A woman who has studied human societies should know that men do not go in for sluts,' Rain told her once, quite cruelly. Rain and Annie can't wait to go over to the Pacific together and check out a lost tribe, the Kaamo, led by the stunning princess, Sola. But will Rain's sexual cruelty get to his colleague? Feminists are howling that Annie Childs is disgracing herself. What they don't know is that she needs Rain—the pain of sex with him—to work through dark childhood abuse, and Rain is happy to lap up the benefits. Is it really abuse if she was the one who was begging for it?