Abandoned as a child by an aristocratic family, Andreas Merrick is brilliant, cold, and ruthless. From the highest ranking members of the ton to the lowest thieves on the streets, he is spoken of in fearful whispers. Content with faceless minions and impersonal contact, only one person has ever truly unsettled him -- the enchanting and affectionate Lucy Pace...who is far more than she seems. To society Lucy appears carefree, but behind closed doors she is desperately trying to save her family’s business, locate her missing brother, and help care for her forgetful father. And she goes to the one man who can help her -- the man who rules the business world, and who holds the cords and keys to the entire debt system in London -- the man she has been captivated with since she started corresponding under her father’s name.And even though Andreas does everything he can to keep her at arm’s length, Lucy burrows beneath his defenses with warm smiles and soft kisses. And he finds...that he genuinely likes her. He more than likes her. But with people continuously trying to kill him and destroy his empire, falling in love might be the greatest risk of all. Especially...if she discovers it was he who was responsible for her brother’s disappearance.