The more stands between us, the more I want her.
Love is not for me, but if marriage is what it takes to become my father's successor and save my family's fortune from ruin, so be it.
This is all for show. I just need to play it safe until the fake wedding fuss is over.
But then she shows up. The cute pianist, hired to play at my engagement party. Sweet Elodie. Shy, innocent, and virtuoso - off limits and impossible for me to claim.
Elodie is a sweet risk and a challenge like no other. Her weak attempts at fending me off only fuel my greedy hunger.
She'll be mine. Even if that means putting everything I've worked for on the line.