Christophe Marchand values one thing above all else: beauty.
Heir to a worthless title, Christophe is obsessed with rebuilding his family’s legacy. Wielding his authority as leader of the Syndicate in Paris, Christophe knows there’s only one way to build an empire in the twenty-first century — with single-minded focus. And that means no distractions.
But that’s before he lays eyes on Charlotte Duval.
Charlotte Duval is no man’s arm candy.
Daughter of an aging starlet, antiquities curator Charlotte has had a front row seat to the pitfalls of beauty. Now in Paris to close up her deceased father’s antique store, she plans to finish the job and return to L.A. as quickly as possible — just as soon as she delivers a priceless piece of furniture to the arrogant and enigmatic Christophe Marchand.
But when the discovery of a mysterious ring sends her to Christophe for protection, Charlotte finds herself making a deal with the devil himself. Soon the pair are traveling to Vienna in search of answers to an unsolved theft that once rocked the art world.
As their passion ignites, Christophe is forced to entertain the possibility that Charlotte is more than another item of beauty to add to his collection, while Charlotte comes face to face with her worst fears. Can she trust that his feelings for her are real? Or will she become just another artifact collecting dust in the House of Marchand?
★★★★★ “An exciting and fascinating story. And the romance? Tres bon.”
★★★★★ “Loved loved loved this book. Find me this man!”
★★★★★ “A great romantic read with a suspenseful plot.”
★★★★★ “Deep characters. Very good plot. The eroticism was unbelievable and attention-getting.”
★★★★★ “Fast paced and full of action!”
★★★★★ “Me like-y Christophe! He is very debonair. And dangerous.”
★★★★★ “Once I started I didn’t put it down!”