When Alexandra Sheldon turned to meet Damon Barand's mesmerizing eye, she felt as if she'd waited her whole life for this man, for this moment - and he found her infinitely desirable, a goddess of fire and innocence. But was it the woman he noticed first or the impossibly beautiful and extravagant pearls that draped her sensual body, he wondered...while coveting both. He was a connoisseur of beauty, an elegant predator who exuded menacing power and a seductive promise that thrilled her. Damon was enigmatic, mysterious, the dark side of the moon beckining Alex into the black satin night of his soul, and she could deny him nothing. Drawn to her heat, challenged by the cool luster of the legendary necklace, Damon was overwhelmed by madness, desperate to command the ecstatic surrender of the only woman he'd ever needed. But when ghosts of the past shadowed his love, would he risk everything he had to save her?