Un fiore sulle dune
Love or Loyalty
Leona saw her pleasure-loving brother falling ever more heavily in debt to the wily Lew Quayle. And she knew what the payment would be, for Quayle made no secret of his desire for her.
The arrival of Lord Chard at Ruckley Castle posed another threat to Leona; he was sent to break the smuggling ring in which she knew her brother was dangerously involved.
Torn between her loyalty to her brother and her desire to escape the persistent Quayle, Leona found herself drawn against her will to Lord Chard. But it was too late – he was already suspicious. She would have to flee with the others and never see him again – she would have to marry a man she detested.