She was driven by love to break every rule. Empress Jordan had fled to the Montana wilderness to escape a cruel injustice, only to find herself forced to desperate means to feed her brothers and sisters. Once she agreed to sell her most precious possession to the highest bidder, she feared she’d made a terrible mistake—even as she found herself hoping it was the tall, dark, chiseled stranger who had taken her dare and claimed her. He was every woman’s secret desire. From the moment he saw the emerald-eyed beauty, Trey Braddock-Black knew he must have her, no matter what the cost. Rich as sin and handsomer than the devil, the half-Absarokee rogue had no intention of settling down with one woman. But once seduced by her innocent sensuality, intoxicated by the sweet enchantress who was his for three reckless weeks, he knew he could never give her up.