After enduring a disastrous unconsummated marriage, Katherine Alesander-Casey lights up her wedding dress in an abandoned bucket and puts all of her enraged energy into proving to her ex-husband and her employer that she is not someone to be academically trifled with.
Determined not to be a victim, she storms toward her sabbatical year in Europe intent on success. Finding herself taken to live under the pampered “protection” of Santiago James-Ibarra in far off Basque Country, was not what she had in mind.
Santiago’s sole purpose in life is to guard his family’s ancient honor and sacred line against scandal. Having just spent the past two years warding off international disgrace at his brother’s hand, Katherine threatens all his efforts when she turns up unconscious in his limo.
With her unintentional kidnapping comes a potential squall of very public dishonor, exactly what he does not need after finally returning home to his private villa, free of the headache and dangerous temptation that is Ms. Alesander-Casey.