Writing as Maxine Patrick
A classic story of passion and deception, travel into the bayous of Louisiana with Sherry Mason and watch as she weaves a dangerous web of devotion, betrayal and forbidden love. When Sherry Mason agrees to pose as her friend Paul's fiancee to protect him from a loveless marriage forced by his arrogant and domineering older brother, Lucien, she has no idea how far Lucien will go to ensure his younger brother's obedience. Then she finds herself imprisoned in an isolated mansion in the Louisiana bayou, his unwilling prisoner. She vows to thwart Lucien in any way that she can, but is dismayed when her rebellious intentions give way to an overwhelming tide of passionate feelings for her Will Sherry's loyalty to best friend Paul clash with her passionate feelings for his older, domineering brother Lucien?