Beautiful heiress Julianna Greenwich has everything she desires, except the one thing she wants most—freedom. Once again Julianna finds important life decisions being made for her as her father announces she is to mate with the scarred and guarded Vasilius Blackmoore. Vile but striking, insulting but distracting, no other man has managed to arrest Julianna’s interest so. Or her temper.
Loyal to a fault, Vasilius will do anything to protect his family, even if that means mating with a woman he detests. Anxieties remain from his previous relationship which left him physically scarred on his face, and he soon finds his residual feelings of anger and mistrust aimed at the blond-haired woman with whom he’s to bond.
Vasilius figures he can mate with the maddening princess of Greenwich house and simply keep her aside—like a forgotten book schlepped away on a shelf—but the tides turn quickly as he learns his plan is never going to work because his bruid-to-be has run away. Again. This time Julianna unknowingly landed herself in the sickly hands of the most hunted being in the world—a man who calls himself a God. The deranged God wants something Julianna has and he will use all of his abilities to obtain it. For the first time in his life, Vasilius doubts his ability to protect another, and for once, he’s scared.
Suffering from a rare disorder which requires her to feed only from a fresh blood source, Julianna finds herself lost in a stupor of need around Vasilius. Raw emotions never she’s felt before blossom under his watchful, heated gaze as she places her lips to his body to take sustenance. Touching him, and in those rare moments where he responds, makes her yearn to learn all he could offer. But how does she make a man long for her when he can’t even sleep in the same room as her? Frustrated at Vasilius’ mistrust and guarded ways, Julianna struggles with her volatile spirit as the man whom she’s forced to mate leaves her wondering if they were meant to be together all along.