This an early writing of Jayne Ann Krantz. The setting is out of date, but the story is ok. If you love Jayne Ann Krantz you will like this book. Do not read if you have never read her books, not the best one to start with.
What was in it for him, she wondered... Why had wealthy Fausto Cabrini been willing to bail her father outh of his financial problem? Tanya knew she should be grateful, but she didn't trust the man. Sure enough, when the family's treasured icon, which her father had handed over as a pledge of his debt, proved a fake, the ruthless industrialist demanded Tanya instead. She found herself a virtual prisoner in the wilds of Northern Italy, at ransom to a man who claimed he had neither heart, soul nor conscience...even in matters of love.