Left to grow up alone at her absent yet domineering father's estate, Violet Lorne's future stretched endlessly in front of her. Until he arrived one day to make a bargain. Marry a man of his choosing, provide a male heir, and earn her freedom. Having never experienced love or even met a man her own age, Violet agrees without hesitation. But then she meets the dashing and sexy Dominick St. Locke, and discovers a passion she never expected.