Olivia's father is dead and her family's future is in peril. In her mother's eyes, their one hope for salvation from the poorhouse is marrying Olivia off before news of their newfound poverty damages their reputation too greatly. But Olivia is a cold fish, aware of her body and ashamed of her desires. The prodigal son of the Oakridge family, Harlan, aims to fix that and start a family with Olivia, and he'll return to his seductive rake self to do it. Can Olivia resist his offers of security when she's carrying his child, or will she allow herself to be pulled down into the depths of his twisted charms?