Everything Griffin Calverson ever touched turned to gold, but his worldly success has only isolated him. Despite his millions, he is essentially alone and sworn to remain so -- until he meets Araminta Woodhall, whose sultry beauty sets his heart on fire. Griffin loves her beyond all reason -- though by the rules of his social circle, they cannot marry. But Araminta will not agree to be merely his mistress.
Raised in humble circumstances, Araminta has grown strong in the face of adversity -- her courage and pride have always gotten her through. But Griffin Calverson may be her only weakness -- and her only refuge in an unforgiving world. She can't seem to tell him goodbye...and she will settle for nothing less than all his love.