Like a magical child, Daniela Brooke appeared beside the Marquis of Crowle in the Casino garden. Heiress to a fortune, Daniela was trapped in a shocking, wicked scheme--Esme Blanc, her stepmother had organized Daniela's marriage with a Comte, in an effort to obtain Daniela's inheritance. Unless there was anyone who could stop the wedding, Daniela knew she would soon be married to her stepmother's lover, a blackmailer and procurer!
At the last minute, she is saved by the Marquis, escaping to his yacht, they are pursued down the Rhine by her evil stepmother. Only the Marquis could save the bewitching voung girl from the deepest shame. Yet he knew too well what scandal could ensue. Daniela's tender purity drew the jaded peer as no Society beauty ever had...The Marquis of Crowle was about to gamble--on Love!