A dangerous love, any way you cut it. After four years at a conventional Boston boarding school, Hannah Jackson is perfectly content to live a quiet existence at her grandparents’ Adirondack homestead. However, her peaceful existence is soon shattered by the arrival of the formidable Chase Malone, a representative of Tyler Mining. Though the year is 1880, nineteen-year-old Hannah isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Garnet mining would ruin North Creek, the life blood of her sanctuary. Carrying her stubborn resolve with her like a shield of armor, Hannah vows to keep that from happening. From the moment Chase and Hannah clash, more than simple conflict ignites. He is a man with secrets —a U.S. Customs agent on an undercover mission to prove Tyler is passing cheap garnets off as priceless rubies. In the raven-haired beauty he finds a fearlessness to match his own —and an intelligence behind those sapphire eyes that sees too much. Soon they are both entering the world of gem smuggling —and encountering danger from which their love may not save them. Warning: Contains a multifaceted story sparkling with passion.