Samantha Barton was ethereal as moonlight and all fragile grace, but she was also Topaz, a woman whose courage had survived a revolution -- and Fletcher Bronson wanted to protect and ravish her all at once. The enigmatic industrialist had offered his helicopter for a rescue mission; now he was marooned on a island with this angel of the night until it could return for them. Hiding with him in the caves where for so long she had lived with fear and loneliness, Samantha was irresistibly drawn to Fletch, whose powerful face revealed a savage need for her, but whose tenderness moved her as powerfully as his passion. In her impossibly beautiful eyes he saw desire and aching hunger, and knew he must possess her, mark her with his lips and hands as his. Lying in his arms Samantha felt the sweet warmth of hope, but Fletch had given her no promise of forever. Could she teach him that the steel beneath her softness made her all the women he'd ever want?