For beautiful young Cassandra Brougham, the seething city of Genoa, Italy, seemed a world away from the great 18th-century English estate where she was raised --- and the closest she had ever come to purgatory.
Cassie was no longer an innocent when she arrived there with Lord Anthony Welles, the brutally handsome aristocrat who had seduced and stolen her from her intended, Edward Lyndhurst. Still, she was not prepared for what awaited her in this foreign place where she was being held captive by a lover who swore he would conquer her heart as he had conquered her body.
Thus Cassie's trial by the fire of passion began --- as the man she detested made her a slave of desire...as an unknown enemy wreaked revenge upon her ... and as she desperately plotted a way to cross the seas to a man she no longer could be sure she loved ...
For beautiful Cassandra Brougham, the seething city of Genoa seems a world away from Hemphill Hall, the estate where she was raised. She has been forcefully brought to Italy by Lord Anthony Welles, Earl of Clare. Cassie has known the brutally handsome Earl of Clare all her life, but she's in love with a soldier she's been secretly writing to since she was fifteen. Now he's home and they are engaged to be married. But the day before her wedding, Anthony kidnaps her aboard his yacht and sails away with her to Genoa. The aristocrat swears that he will win Cassie's heart even as he conquers her body. Cassie is furious, and vows she will never love him, but Anthony proves that he will stop at nothing to be with the woman he loves.… (more)