Creole Fires Author:Kat Martin When Alexandre du Villers buys a ragged bond servant who calls herself Nicki Stockton at a public auction in 1840, he never dreams she is really Nicole St. Clair, the daughter of his father's oldest friend. — Once a proud Louisiana belle, aqua-eyed, copper-haired Nicki had been forced to indenture herself as a household servant after falling ... more »on hard times. Cruel treatment, jealous owners and even time in jail haven't broken Nicki's spirit and she would far prefer being a kitchen maid at Alex's home, Belle Chene, than admit her identity to him and ask him for help.
A dashing Creole planter, Alex is bewitched by Nicki's lush beauty -- and she yields to the passion that burns between them. Then Nicki learns that Alex intends to marry a wealthy woman to save his plantation from ruin and she runs away.
But when she is taken prisoner by Alex's rival, the sexually sadistic Valcour Fortier, her only hope of freedom lies in the strength of Alex's love.« less