He�s a man who�s used to getting what he wants, but she�s not the type of woman to take things lying down.�Born into a world of crime, Mitya Amurov has had a hard life, and his leopard has developed into a feral beast to protect him. It�s constantly trying to claw its way to the surface, until a chance encounter with a stranger instantly calms the predator inside him. While Mitya wants Ania desperately, it�s only a matter of time before his past catches up with him, and he�d rather die than put her in danger. But Ania is dealing with dangers of her own.� Considering her family�s history, Ania Dover should know better than to get mixed up with a criminal like Mitya, but she just can�t stay away. Something wild in her responds to his presence. A need so strong it scares her. But she�s not sure she can accept what he�s offering. Ania has always been an independent woman, and Mitya expects to be obeyed in all things. Even with her body calling out for his, Ania won�t let anything stop her from settling a deadly score years in the making�not even the man who wants to claim her as his mate.