When Anastasia approaches Russian tycoon Rurik Kasparov to adopt their niece, she knows she’s doing the right thing, though the idea of losing the baby she’s raised since birth kills her. Still, it is necessary to protect her from the baby’s mother, Ana’s older sister and identical twin. Augusta is ruthless and cares only for money. Rurik agrees to take the baby, and Ana accompanies them to Saint Petersburg, to help her niece settle into her new life. It doesn’t take the savvy Rurik long to realize Ana will make the perfect mother for his new daughter—and wife for him. Ana wants to agree to his marriage proposal, but traumatic events have crippled her femininity. If she can’t overcome the past, she’ll never be Katya’s mother or experience the tycoon’s tender touch.