The award-winning, bestselling author of Brazen and Pure Sin brings her brand of steamy sensuality to this shattering tale of forbidden love.Kitty Radachek played to perfection her role as the demure wife of a powerful army commander she could never love . . . until a stolen kiss from a daring cavalry captain awoke in the countess a flaring passion more devastating than the fires of war that raged around them.Captain Apollo Kuzan was a gloriously handsome prince who’d triumphed on the battlefields—and in bedrooms—all across Russia. He knew Kitty had no business being in his arms, yet beneath her cool exterior lay a woman of fierce sensuality he couldn’t resist. And in the midst of a nation’s upheaval, their reckless liaison would hold two hearts captive—as the hungry flames of passion threatened to burn out of control.
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.