The fierce and indomitable Isabelle of Langston rules her family's lands with an iron hand. But she meets her match in an arranged marriage to Hugh Fauconier, bold knight and rightful Saxon heir to Langston Keep. Hugh introduces Belle to the delicious pleasures of the flesh, as their turbulent days of verbal sparring melt into nights of erotic abandon. But a treacherous plot enslaves Hugh to the evil Vivienne, a seductress whose sexual magic is as powerful as it is dark. Even after Belle herself is ensnared in Vivienne's brother's twisted passion, her will to free her beloved Hugh cannot be destroyed.