From the majestic plains of Montana to the glittering ballrooms and bedchambers of 1890s Paris comes a sensual story of smoldering passion, and a love destined to break every rule . . . He was raised in gilded lap of luxury--Etienne Martel, the magnificently virile Duc de Vec, notorious rake, expert sportsman--and the most celebrated lover in all of Paris. But from the moment he saw the incomparable Daisy Black, he knew he would never desire another.
She was born half a world away--Daisy Black, a proud Montana beauty, exotic and untamed--and determined to fight for the rights of women in a land ruled by men. Yet the instant she felt the heat of Vec's jungle-green gaze, she knew she was lost. Like some haunting promise of paradise he drew her in, fanning the flames of her desire until all she could think of was lying in his arms.
Now, caught up in a dance as old as time, Etienne and Daisy have eyes only for each other. But soon, they will find their happiness threatened by a society rocked by their scandalous love by the woman Etienne calls wife.
Susan Johnson, award-winning author of nationally bestselling novels, lives in the country near North Branch, Minnesota. A former art historian, she considers the life of a writer the best of all possible worlds. Researching her novels takes her to past and distant places, and bringing characters to life allows her imagination full rein, while the creative process offers occasional fascinating glimpses into complicated machinery of the mind. But most important...writing stories is fun.