She was certain all men were beasts--until she met the half-breed gentleman...
A widow at 25, Elise Laffont is happy to be free of the brutish duties of the marriage bed. She is quite content to live alone on her small holdings in French Louisiana—until forced to flee the deadly uprising of the Natchez.
Rescued by savagely handsome Reynaud Chavalier, son of a French nobleman and a Natchez sun-princess, she is given a fearful proposition. In exchange for safe passage out of Natchez territory for herself and her neighbors, lovely Elise must become the half-breed’s bedmate.
The prospect of intimacy with this magnificent yet dangerous man strikes fear into her heart. She is stunned, then, by his consideration and exquisite sensuality as he instructs her in the joys of love. Yet events around them grow ever more perilous. When Reynaud is condemned as a traitor, Elise must decide whether she will let him hang or ensure that he is held personally accountable for the desires he has awakened….