The port waters of Canton gently rocked the gilded pleasure barges filled with the most beautiful of China's âmist maidens.â but with her ebony cascade of hair and her dark sensuous eyes, none was as lovely as Jade Lotus-and none was as skilled in the delicate arts of love.
The night an American merchant ship was due to sail, sea-roughened sailors stormed her barge and kidnapped Jade Lotus. The devilish men degraded the China doll, and once they landed on the fragrant isles of Hawaii, they cast the weakened girl upon the beach.
When she awoke, the terrified mist maiden found herself in the arms of the handsome, but ruthless, Don Bernardo. Though he saved Jade's life, he was a cruel, uncaring master-whose mere touch made her ache with desire! As their raging passion burned, dared she hope that a moment of kindness could become a lifetime of love?