Matilda Delaney, nicknamed Manda, felt the black flame opal calling to her from the abandoned mines on Deadman's Ridge, and ahe knew the missing jewel was the treasure she must find. She was always in search of the great adventure that was her destiny-and when film director Roman Gallagher barely missed her with his Jeep, she knew that lightning had struck! His suspicious nature did nothing to discourage Manda's exultation at meeting the brilliant, cynical man with the devil's temper. Losing himself in her silken hair and the reckless promise of her lips, Roman felt a primitive jealousy of any man who'd. known her before, and swore to make her forget. But his dark, tormented soul refused to accept the love she vowed. Could she persuade him that her siren's song was only for his ears?