A love story as sweeping and turbulent as the untamed West . . .
In Victoria Romero de Kenton's veins ran the blood of her aristocratic Mexican father and breathtaking English mother. But her sheltered childhood was suddenly shattered by her parents' deaths and her innocence savagely ended by a brutal, drunken Texan.
Victoria's stunning beauty had made her a victim -- but she vowed it never would again. From that day, she used the lusts of men as stepping stones on her path of conquests, as she moved to seize the wealth and power she hungered for . . .
. . . until the moment when this proud and passionate woman had to choose between the ultimate fulfillment of her dreams -- and her maddening desire for the man she desperately tried to hate, yet could not escape . . .