An emotional journey of sensuality, eroticism and conflict.
Isabella wakes up to find herself in a strange bed, injured and in a hacienda belonging to the dangerously gorgeous, but arrogant Luis de Llerena y Garcia. As she recovers, she meets Rafael, Luis’ half brother, and Maria, Luis’ cousin, who also live at the hacienda. Their relationship with one another is close. But, Isabella wonders, how close?
The sexual frisson that the house seems to be infused with makes her feel alive and incredibly sexy and Isabella can’t remember when she had last felt like that. But the hacienda also has a secret. When Isabella stumbles across an orgy one night, she is deeply aroused but her upbringing plunges her into a moral dilemma.
Will Isabella be able to resolve, within herself, the conflict that develops when she knows the truth about the hacienda and its inhabitants? Or will she run? Luis is terrified that once she hears the truth she will be disgusted with his present and past, and leave him forever.
It was the most exhilarating, sensuous feeling and Isabella reveled in it, never wanting it to stop.
She opened her heavy eyes. To her utter surprise and consternation, Maria was in the room watching them, her face masked with hungry longing and her lips parted in desire. She smiled at Isabella who immediately sat up.
Isabella’s movement alerted Luis. He then became aware of Isabella saying his name and raised his head to see his cousin. He slowly got off the bed, unembarrassed at the scene that had been played out before her. Luis turned back to Isabella; she noticed his eyes were still filled with lust but he began lazily to do up the buttons on her gown, kissing her gently on the mouth.
“I have wanted to do that from the first moment I saw you,” he murmured.
Isabella sat frozen to the spot. She knew she hadn’t imagined Maria’s desire.
Isabella now believed she needed to leave the hacienda as soon as possible. She and Luis had had amazing sex which had made her feel truly desired, but Isabella felt her stomach clench with uneasiness when she considered what this place might be. This was way outside her comfort zone. Isabella sensed her core values and beliefs were under threat and now in the cold, stark reality of day, she was dumbfounded as to how she had allowed any of this to happen. Embarrassment and a sense of inadequacy swept its way through her as she lay there. She quickly got off the bed, impatient and angry with herself that she had let matters get so out of hand.’