"You have a rendezvous with the Prince of Darkness."
The gypsy's ominous words ring in her ears as Olivia St. Claire arrives at Thornton Manor. Her new charge is ferocious, the serving maid warns her to trust no one, and a man with haunting eyes seems to be following her. But Thornton Wood calls out to the new governess. And amid the forest's shadows, Olivia discovers a passion that makes her wonder if she is hurtling toward madness or truth, toward the past or the future toward her new employer, Sir Evan Thornton, or the handsome physician, Dr. Philip McAllister. In the heat of desire, she will give her body to one man--but will that surrender be her soul's salvation or its demise?