When Dani Coltrane flees to Paris, she leaves behind heartache and pain, and vows no man will ever control her. But then the proud heiress to the Coltrane dynasty meets the dashing nobleman, Drake, and her determination is rocked. Banished from Imperial Russia to roam the glittering capitals of Europe, he has an eye for beautiful art and beautiful women. Dani Coltrane possesses both a painting he covets and a loveliness he can't resit. Drake is determined to make these treasures his.
From the suptuous salons of Europe to the fabulous court of the Russion Empire, from the dark cellars of a chateau in Monaco to a deserted, danger ridden palace, Drake pursues the headstrong and illusive woman. And as his cold obsession turns to soul-searing love, Dan's resistance melts...until they are swept toward a stunning confrontation with destiny and the triumph of a love dazzling with splendor.