Marianne's brother is dying. A man known as The Collector offers her a slim hope for her brother's life in the form of a statuette purported to possess healing powers. There's only one condition: she must retrieve it together with Nicholas Trent, the man who’d stolen her heart and crushed it beneath his feet seven years ago and who still affects her in the most primal way.
Nicholas aches to hold Marianne again, but he can't blame her for hating him. When he hears she has a son and concludes she must be married, the ache only grows stronger. He agonized over losing her, but how could he tell her that he'd turned into a blood-sucking vampire, that leaving her was the best thing he could do? Now he will maybe have one more chance.
Marianne and Nicholas must battle their attraction and far more dangerous forces to retrieve the statuette. But even if the heal her brother, they will still need to find a love cure.
Publisher's Note: this book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: dubious consent.
Series: The Collector; Previous Title: The Collector 5: The Crystal Flacon by Jeanne Barrack
Series Note: The books in The Collector series are linked, but may be read in any order, and individual