The fascination of the scenery held Donna Lovelace enthralled, with its narrow roads hacked out of the hillsides and winding upwards all the way until the rackety cab seemed to hang in the air above the great clumps of rock and the deep gleam of the sea.
She touched the golden ring with her fingertip, and though she knew that Rick would never be totally rid of his terrible memories she would ensure that his future was filled with love.
One night in Rome Donna Lovelace's life suddenly changed. That night she fell in love with a mysterious stranger.
But Rick Lordetti was a hired bodyguard, and he already belonged to her new employer, Serafina Neri, the beautiful retired actress who'd engaged Donna to help in writing her memoirs.
Convinced that Rick was more than a bodyguard to Serafina and had fathered Serafina's son, Adone, Donna resolved to forget him. But as Rick said, "When night falls and the stars take shape again, we are inclined to forget our resolutions".