When her uncle fell seriously ill, Marina Bordoni reluctantly set off to fulfill his wish and marry a man she had never met. Never did she expect to be kidnapped - or rescued by the seductive Niccolo da Stresa. Marina began with him a madcap trip across Italy, seeking safety in the dukedom of Montefiore. Closer to a man than ever before, Marina shocked herself by relishing every danger...and Niccolo! His touch brought her closer to heartbreak, for how could she part from him at journey's end to wed a stranger - Leonardo di Montefiore?