As a youth, dashing Max Hastings, the future Duke of Bassett, had little time for Jillian Forbes, the sweet, aristocratic little sister of his dearest friend. But the infectious good humor and radiant smile of the young Lady Jillian soon melted Max's resisting heart--binding them together with the promise of loving friendship.
The passing years have transformed Jillian into a stunning and sensuous woman---while circumstance has shattered a time honored alliance, turning lifelong friends to bitter foes. Now Max is duty bound to smash to bits the cherished dreams of his childhood love. But Jillian has already risked much for her beloved---her brother's wrath, her reputation, her life itself. And she is determined to let nothing extinguish the flames of her all-consuming passion which, once ignited, must butn forever.