Midnight Waltz Author:Jennifer Blake Beautiful Amalie knows she should consider herself fortunate to be the wife of handsome Julien Declouet, a member of the Creole aristocracy and the owner of a vast plantation in the Louisiana bayou country. Though their marriage was an arranged one, Amalie had hoped she would soon come to love the stranger who had become her husband. Yet even ... more »now, months after their wedding night, Amalie remains a wife in name only. Mystified and hurt by Julien's distant behavior, Amalie wonders if she is doomed to forever remain a virgin bride.
But her fears are forgotten when at last he comes to claim her in the dark of night as a passionate lover, sweeping her away to heights of ecstasy she never dreamed existed. Yet in the morning she awakes alone, and Julien confounds her with his cold aloofness in the light of day.
Determined to discover the secret behind Julien's erratic behavior, Amalie stumbles on a truth she was never meant to learn, a truth so shocking she feels she can never live down the shame. For the man to whom she has been willingly giving herself night after night is not her husband at all, but his attractive, masterful cousin, Robert!
Completely stunned by the deception, Amalie orders Robert out of her life. Then Julien disappears and is later found dead. Amalie suspects Robert of murder... but how long can she deny the blazing desire he rouses in her heart?« less