Cole Blackwell values control. He’s the hottest sculptor in San Francisco, wealthy, successful, and respected. His only weakness is the dark impulse he carefully conceals… Mara Eldritch is a nobody. Broke and damaged, she works three jobs while creating paintings no one will ever see. A chance encounter throws Mara into Cole’s path. When Mara escapes what appears to be certain death, Cole is intrigued. He starts stalking her, realizing there’s more to the struggling misfit than he ever would have guessed. Cole becomes obsessed with Mara, breaking the rules that keep his true nature hidden. Mara knows he’s dangerous, but Cole is the only person who’s ever recognized her talent. Cole is teaching Mara to get what she wants… what does he want in return?