Even if it was a political marriage, Chessie was on cloud nine when she wed the man she idolized, Rocco. That is, until the day of their wedding when she caught the groom having an affair with his lover. Utterly dejected, Chessie walks away from it all and flees that very night. Six months later, Rocco appears before her once more-with a cold-blooded sneer on his face. He's a Sicilian man. He insists on exclusive possession and he'd never forgive a woman who's been unfaithful. Certain that Chessie eloped with another man when she ran off, he sets out to dominate both her heart and body and Chessie loses herself in his sweet nightly advances, to the point of not even caring about what it is she wants.?