In Madrid to attend the marriage of the Spanish Infanta to the Duke of Montpesier, sheltered Michelle Minoux was thrilled by the city's air of romance and celebration. Then she met a dark and mysterious gypsy guitar player - a handsome rogue whose forbidden touch sent her into sinful ecstacy. But soon his midnight caresses swept Michelle into a whirlwind of peril and intrigue on the high seas. Who was this Spanish seducer? A dangerous adventurer... or the tender lover meant to capture her heart forever?