Destined to be Together...Destined to be Apart. I want her. I desire Elizabeth Langdon unlike anything I've ever experienced before, and there is nothing I can do about it. I came to Terra (Earth) on a short-term mission, and then I must fulfill my duty to wed my betrothed to keep the peace on my home planet. Except, I feel nothing for my betrothed and I feel everything for Elizabeth. And I can never tell her. If I form the mind link with her to take her as my mate, she'll know the dark secret I carry within me--the horror of my race. She'd never look at me the same, and that is something I cannot risk.