SHE WAS A ROSE RIPE FOR THE PLUCKING . . .
HE WAS A FLAME BURNING HOT WITH DESIRE . . .
THEIRS WAS A LOVE THAT DEFIED THE WORLD . . .
Sultry and exquisitely beautiful, Elena was sought after by every man in Mary Tudor's court, but only one held her heart. As golden as the sun, Luis de los Santos had given her a taste of ecstasy in his strong arms, but he offered illicit passion instead of a wedding ring.
Driven apart by pride, they would be reunited by destiny on the sun-drenched plains of a Spanish rancho. Now Luis belonged to another, but his forbidden love for Elena knew no bounds, obeyed no strictures. Side by side, they would battle the dangers of their turbulent era and forge a new life together.