Only desperate fear could have made young Alisa resort to trickery to force the handsome and wealthy American sea captain, Christian Reed, to marry her. Safely away from England, she vowed to give him all her love...yet she dared not relinquish her guilty secrets.
But Christian's past experience with marriage had left him bitterly disillusioned and fiercely determined to never again allow a woman to make him vulnerable. When the first sight of his young wife drove him wild with desire, he cursed his own weakness and left Alisa crushed with his cold rejection.
At home in magnificent Connecticut mansion, Christian tried to resist the burning temptation of his bride's innocent seduction. Yet despite jealousy, treachery...and the past that relentlessly haunted them, nothing could quell their raging desire or still the flame of love that consumed them both.