From the first time he met her, he has been utterly fascinated by her. He wants to understand and know her mind, her thoughts, the climate of her emotions, the way she moves and breathes, that easy grace, the things that please her, the fullness of her beauty. Now, he has a new fascination: her mutation.

With just a touch, she can take a memory, a skill, thoughts, feelings, his very personality—anything at all. The idea of such intimacy is heady, even thrilling, to one like him. The trust required, breathtaking.

A million ways to view each other's heart.