Would the sordid past haunt her forever? Caroline had been abandoned as a child, but when a house was left to her in her father's will, she went to north Queensland to claim her inheritance. She didn't even know she had a past, let alone a questionable one. But Kiall Stirling knew otherwise. In his eyes, Caroline had been tarred with the same brush as her mother, whose only crime, it seemed, was in loving a man....A nightmare of wild beauty and past horror...A few yards from the edge of the cIiff Caroline screamed hysterically, and when he caught her she crashed her fists into his chest. "But they loved each other! " Instead of condemning, she felt a terrible ache of sadness. "Love, lust-what the hell! " Kiall was bitterly angry. "What do you know? She cried wildly. "I don't think for a moment you've ever loved any woman. " "But I know how to make love, " he said furiously. "Make love, play love, talk love. Even how to kiss a stupid child. " Caroline began to laugh, a laugh that hurt her, but he forcefully stopped her mouth. He held her head tight, twisting her long hair around his fingers while she held her face up to him, wishing she could die.