Violet eyed Treasure Barrett had a passion for learning. Everyone in the village of Culpepper knew the best way to solve a problem was to ask Treasure, she was a thinker. So when the late squires sone demanded that the impoverished villagers pay back their longstanding loans, it fell to Treasure to deal with him. But the arrogant, handsome Sterling Renville was not a man to be reasoned with or ignored. Even as he infuriated her with insulting insinuations, he confused her with calculating caresses. And Treasure soon realized that her thirst for knowledge had not prepared her for the hungers of desire. Sterling Renville had come to the backwoods village to claim his inheritance and claim it he would. No colonial cit was going to convince him to return to Philadelphia with nothing but debts to show for his efforts. If the beautiful Miss Barrett wanted a battle, he'd be happy to oblige. But while she would fight with logic, he had more enjoyable wapons in mind. He'd disarm her with heated kisses overwhelm her with astounding sensations, and win her surrender with a blaze of ecstasy that would brand her forever as passion's treasure.