SHE WAS AN IMPOVERISHED CONTESSA . . .
As her brother gambled away everything they possessed, Felicia Dupree's dreams of a new life in America turned to dust. In desperation, the widowed beauty strode into the opulent San Francisco casino -- only to clash with seductive Yancey Yates, whose magnetic eyes seemed to see into her very soul . . .
UNTIL HE MADE HER A SCANDALOUS OFFER . . .
To save her brother, Felicia agreed to be Yancey's wife for one year. He was a man who wanted no permanent ties. She was a woman who feared her own passions . . . until she found herself falling in love. Now, in a new season of her life, Felicia embraced a city aflame with danger and desire -- and a lover who could break her heart even as his touch promised unimagined ecstasy . . .