Book 2 of the Descendant of Merlin series. Summer before seventh year is well underway, and Isabella is learning there is much more to the potions master than she realized. When school resumes, how will she juggle her new responsibilities along with her true desires? With the ups and downs that come with loving Severus Snape and new revelations about her family and childhood, there is only one thing Isabella knows; she must be true to herself. Severus is beginning to see Isabella in a different light. There's something-darker about her that he had never noticed. For both of their future safety, he must make every effort to push her away, but has he finally met the one person patient and persistent enough to soften his will? After all these years of pain and solitude, there's only one thing the war veteran knows; he must stay true to his mission. Can their passion unite them, or will their ambitions tear them apart? Either way, it's going to be a bumpy ride.