Ricardo Lazaro, legendary poet-warrior and rebel leader of Saint Pierre, had been captured saving her brother, and Lara Clavel had come to the Caribbean island ready to risk her life to free him. She knew the rescue plan would work only if she persuaded his jailer that the powerful freedom fighter had fallen in love with her...but once she faced the daring man of danger in his cramped cell she felt a savage desire to be possessed, to be bound to him in every way a man and woman could be! Ricardo was desperate to spare this golden angel any pain her brave act might cost, but he was wild with desire - and trapped by circumstance into taking all she offered. Only his strength had kept him alive through years of war...until Lara's sweet fire made him remember what the struggle had taken away. Once, he'd told her that some things were worth fighting for, but could she make him see that happiness and love were the most precious of these?