She was an emerald-eyed enchantress. Hoyden of the New Orleans Streets. Mysterious queen of a steamboat fleet. Chatelaine of a grand plantation house. Men would cross swords adn sell their very souls to possess scandalous Simone Devereaux. Alain, brazen black sheep of a fine old family, was sworn to protect Simone, to groom the spitfire into a lady. Instead, his wanton passion threatened to make a woman of her.