Paula Hope arrives in Los Angeles weary, penniless, and on the fun from a violent and tragic past. Yet her extraordinary (though flawed) beauty and her phenomenal artistic vision catch the eye of the influential interior designer Winthrop Tower, and soon she is helping with the decoration of the fabled Sunset Hotel. She finds herself constantly thrown together with Robert Hartford, the spectacular-looking superstar who bought the Sunset on a whim. He is the man who has no friends...only enemies and lovers.
Paula and Robert begin a scorching, roller-coaster romance. But there are others in Beverly Hills who threaten their love and endanger their lives. All are caught up in an epic battle to win the Sunset Hotel, while an ancient vow of revenge, a paranoid jealousy, and an act of betrayal cast their dark shadows over the lovers. Confronted by her greatest challenge, Paula Hope will fight to the death for the body and soul of the man she loves-and for the happiness that she has sworn will be her destiny.