|| Can Anastasia trust the seductive stranger who holds her future in his hands? And how much will she risk for a love more precious than gold?Anastasia Colby, raised in America and the granddaughter of an English viscount, returns home to claim her family legacy. But all is not as it should be at Medford Manor. Someone's treachery threatens everything Anastasia cherishes most.With nowhere to turn, Anastasia seeks out the only man she can trust, Damen Lockewood, marquess of Sheldrake. When the seductive nobleman-who controls her inheritance and regards business above all else-makes Anastasia an offer she can't refuse, unexpected passion ignites. As Anastasia plunges deeper into a growing web of violence and deceit, she realizes how far she'll go to protect a precious blood bond-and a priceless passion.