WITH ONE LOOK
She is a rare and priceless jewel--a raven-haired Southern beauty who haunts dashing Victor Nolte's dreams and desires. Their first encounter in a New Orleans opera house left the handsome shipbuilder entranced by Jade Terese Devon's breathtaking sensuality, her charm and vivacity. And now only he can rescue the green-eyed enchantress from an unthinkable slavery. In the shelter of Victor's passionate embrace, Jade seeks a cure for the strange affliction that has left her in darkness--and protection from the cruel pursuing ghosts of her tragic past. But her noble champion fears for his beloved's safety--and for his own imperiled heart as well. For the shocking truth that will heal Jade's secret torment could also destroy the most precious love Victor has ever known.