Following the War Between the States, reclaiming her family's Carolina plantation from her ruthless stepfather is Bria Hamilton's only desire. And if hiring a dangerously attractive Northerner as a means-to-an-end will see her plan through, it's a risk she'll take.
But Luke Kincaid is not as he seems, and has but one reason for accepting Bria's offer: revenge. He cannot afford the laughter that sweetens their moments, or the passion he longs to teach her, or the love he never meant to feel.
And neither can Bria.