Elise Was Sure All Men Were Brutes. Then She Met Reynaud Chavalier . . . A widow at twenty-five, beautiful Elise Laffont had been married to a beast of a man who left her with a strong aversion to sex. She was quite content to manage her small Louisiana farm alone — until the Natchez uprising forced her to flee.
To secure safe passage for herself and her neighbors out of Natchez territory, Elise had to agree to be the mistress of Reynaud Chavalier, the son of a French nobleman and a Natchez princess.
Frightened beyond measure of this magnificent but menacing man, Elise was unprepared for the gentleness, the exquisite sensuousness, the unbelievable patience he showed until she awakened to the ecstasies of his touch, and began to crave his lovemaking!