The situation was unbearable
It was intolerable--especially to an independent woman like Victoria.
Exploring the French Pyrenees was meant to be a complete break for her after her recent traumatic experience. And it could have been an inspiration for possible future work.
Only it didn't work out that way. Drugged and robbed, Victoria awoke to find herself at the mercy of Gilles Laroque. As lord of the manor he wielded considerable power, and Victoria was trapped. What could he possibly mean that she had to "pay her dues"?
Hero: Gilles Laroque
Heroine: Victoria Summers