A vengeful passion?
Shelley had found the family she had never known, and an impossibly attractive man -- all in the irresistible form of Jaime des Hilvares. But Jaime was her stepbrother. He was also convinced that she was a gold digger, after her share of the family inheritance.
So why, then was he asking Shelley to marry him? He said he was in love with her, he showed his feelings for her every time he looked at her, touched her... Yet perhaps this seduction was part of a far more sinister plan - revenge?