"When Shelley's domineering father, Charles, sent her to Avala on business, she thought he had finally acknowledged her independence. Then handsome island entrepreneur Vargen Gilev pointed out that Shelley was being followed. Charles's spy was proof that Shelley was still under her father's thumb. But Vargen offered a means of permanent escape. All it would cost Shelley was six months of her new freedom--six months of marriage to Vargen! "