He was a self-made millionaire, but it was his young son who mattered most to Blake Monroe. So when a beautiful teacher appeared on his rainy doorstep, her car overflowing with her every worldly possession, and immediately bonded with the boy, Blake hired Madeline Douglas on the spot. Under Madeline's care, the child thrived. And in her presence, Blake's defenses crumbled like the walls of the manor he'd been hired to redesign. But something sinister lurked along the foggy cliffs of this remote village, and suddenly Blake had his hands full protecting his ready-made family. Was it the curse that had pervaded the town…or had his own tortured past finally come back to haunt him?