Sweeping from the fabulous country estates and hunting lodges to the opulent ballrooms and salons of the Russian nobility, here is a novel of savage passions and dangerous pleasures by the incomparable Susan Johnson, mistress of the sensual historical and author of the bestselling Outlaw. He was a renegade prince skilled in the arts of sensual persuasion. . . .
She knew him by reputation; a man unmindful of convention, it was said he offered sensual delight beyond a woman's wildest dreams. Yet even forewarned of his wild and reckless past, Alisa Forseus found herself responding to the dark smoldering gaze and the quick warmth of Prince Nikolai Kuzan's stolen caresses. She knew too well that love between them was impossible--forbidden--but she could not resist the rapturous pleasure of one moment in his arms. . . .
She was the exquisite bounty in a scandalous wager of love. . . .
She was to be his prize, his ultimate conquest, but when Nikki found himself alone with the lovely and chaste Alisa, he was shocked to discover that it was more than her body he desire to possess. He had three days to win the heart of this proud and passionate beauty, three days--and nights--to steal her from the man she called husband in name only. For what began as a simple challenge had become a dangerous passion for a woman he'd surrender anything and everything to love--even his renegade heart.
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.