She was caught in the heat of the
bayou night. . .
Lured by the flames of a
woman of hidden flames. . . . The Louisiana sun beat mercilessly n
Nicole St. Claire just as fate, too, had been merciless. The once
wealthy, flirtatious belle stood on the auction block to be sold as a
servant. Her sensual figure disguised, her glorious titian hair
disheveled, she looked like a waif, but she was all woman, trembling
when she recognized the highest bidder--idol of her childhood dreams,
the owner of plantation Belle Chene.
A man of blazing passion, Alex du
Villier bought the girl out of pity, but her aqua eyes stirred his
soul and her body ignited his blood. She would be the perfect mistress
to make him forget his coming marriage to a cold, haughty heiress. Now
he intended to teach this innocent beauty that although he had
purchased her freedom, he could steal her heart.
An affair of burning desires. . . .
Under a Creole moon their passion became a wildfire neither could
control, driving them to heart-wrenching choices of silken sin...or
freedom and love.