"The story and writing will draw you in . . . off the charts hot and steamy!! … definitely keeps you turning the page.”The Next Great Read Book Review blog.A powerful man puts his vast empire at risk because he will not sell his ward. Other ruling men demand the beautiful and intelligent Yolande, but he intends to keep her for himself.On a world controlled by élite military and merchant families, Yolande is due to be sold to the highest bidder. Against all custom, however, her strange and remote guardian, Morrain, decides that she will belong only to him and his best friend, Hagen, although if his plans are discovered, it will mean the end of his family’s wealth and influence.Morrain forbids Yolande to have contact with other men, apart from Hagen, and begins to take her, unwillingly at first, through a series of sexual adventures. He binds her emotionally to him and marks her as his possession. Yolande begins to respond to and care for the man who treats her with both hard passion and gentle tenderness.But Yolande will only be safe from the other families when she is married, and although Morrain cannot be his ward’s husband, Hagen agrees to marry her and share her with her guardian.Yolande comes to equally love the two men who now dominate her life. Although intriguing sensuality binds them together, Yolande finds fulfillment in the developing relationships, before being swept up in a rebellion and abducted.Can Morrain and Hagen rescue the woman they both love and desire with equal passion, without revealing the extent of their mutual feelings for all to see?