Marlee Stafford was no fool. She knew the handsome, arrogant Richard Arden had married her for her money, just as she'd wedded him for his aristocratic name. But Marlee wasn't about to give up all control to the too-confident baron. She would not sign over her inheritance until she'd enticed her handsome, broad-shouldered husband into desiring only her. But when his hungry kisses and fierce loving began to ignite her most intimate desires, Marlee knew that she'd made a weighty error... for this mysterious man harbored a dark secret, and now his masterful lovemaking was holding her helplessly under HIS spell!