Thirty-year-old Celia is content with her life as a real estate appraiser, until an old lover from college informs her that she's been hired to travel to a remote village in the mountains to appraise a castle estate for a man she's never heard of.
Travel-weary, she arrives in the tiny village and quickly rekindles the passion between her and her college lover. Despite an approaching blizzard, they travel to the castle and begin assisting the mysterious man with cataloguing and appraising the castle he inherited, as well as all of the items within.
In this gothic stepbrother romance, Celia will uncover secrets about her mysterious employer, Thomas Bly, as well as her own family and everything she held to be true about her life. Will she be able to handle the truth, and, more importantly, will she be able to control the terrible passion it incites?