For beautiful Cassandra Brougham, the seething city of Genoa seems a world away from Hemphill Hall, the estate where she was raised. She has been forcefully brought to Italy by Lord Anthony Welles, Earl of Clare.Cassie has known the brutally handsome Earl of Clare all her life, but she's in love with a soldier she's been secretly writing to since she was fifteen. Now he's home and they are engaged to be married. But the day before her wedding, Anthony kidnaps her aboard his yacht and sails away with her to Genoa. The aristocrat swears that he will win Cassie's heart even as he conquers her body.Cassie is furious, and vows she will never love him, but Anthony proves that he will stop at nothing to be with the woman he loves. . . ."