Tessa Marasdottir has just one goal. Money. And now she's found a way to get it. Cerulean star garnets are her ticket to a better life, and she won't let anyone get in her way. Unfortunately, Daaron Von Saur'rel can't let her keep her gemstones, no matter the cost. He has people to protect, and a vision of the future that can't be stopped. Killing Tessa is the best way to protect his interests — but he can't bring himself to do it. Not when he can't stop lusting for her. Now Tessa and Daaron find themselves locked in a battle of wills neither can afford to lose. Lives depend on them, and the only way both can win is through a marriage of convenience. It's garnets or bust. Publisher Note: Though this book can be read as a stand-alone volume, it is part of the Saurellian Federation series.