Three nights of passion…With a turn of the cards, her father is ruined -- and innocent Aveline Stoddard is lost. To honor the gambling debt, she agrees to submit for three nightsto Lucien DuFeron's every desire, three nights of blistering sensuality andunparalleled ecstasy in the arms of the dashing, dark rogue they call "Lucifer." But the time passes all too quickly…and when the debt is paid, the handsome devil vanishes. An eternity of desireTreachery delivered Lucien into the hands of evil brigands. Now five years after his abduction and imprisonment he has returned to London, searching for the enemy responsible -- and finding instead the beauty who still haunts his dreams. Aveline has grown more alluring since those unforgettable nights when she melted beneath his touch. Yet Lucien's need for vengeance must be satisfied. If the trail leads to someone close to Aveline, will it destroy forever the one love powerful enough to free his tormented heart?