Back cover: With languid tropical breezes caressing her
breathtakingly beautiful face, Bettina Verlaine stood before the mast, sailing westward to fulfill a promise her heart never
made- marriage to a Count her eyes had never beheld.
Then in a moment of swashbuckling courage, the pirate Tristan swept
her away and the spell of his passion was cast over her heart forever.
But many days- and fiery nights- must pass before their love could
flower into that fragile blossom a woman gives to only one man.