The Tiger's Woman Author:Celeste De Blasis She called herself Mary Smith and concealed her extraordinary beauty - a beacon to all who would follow - behind widow's weeds. She came to San Francisco in flight from a secret so shattering, a man so dangerous, that no disguise could shield her for long. Then she met Jason Drake - The Tiger - lover, gambler, empire builder, and found sanctuary... more » in a cold bargain. She would be The Tiger's woman in return for his protection so long as he asked no questions about her past.
Here was a man at once strong and yet vulnerable, who bore fierce pain and never cried out, whose very being hungered for love but who would not risk reaching out for it - not from his small son, not from Mary. A man who would not ask for trust, but instead would take her to a private place where, slowly, she could learn to be free. Free enough to love. Free enough to offer her true name.
There, on Drake's Island, the woman who called herslf Mary would find a new life. There a tenuous love would grow between The Tiger and his woman - until the past caught them both to send the world into flame, to test the strength and timbre of a very special love.« less