Damon Savakis has the means to fulfill his revenge within his grasp. Finding out that the passionate woman he had made love to was in reality the conniving niece of his enemy was almost too good to be true. The ice maiden before him would melt and make his victory all the sweeter.
Callie Manolis had already sacrificed herself for the family by becoming the trophy wife of an elderly man. Putting up with his mental abuse, she struggled to hold on to her diginity until she would finally inherit the estate from her parents death. Even after her husband's death, she was not free from the responisiblities her uncle pushed on her. Not wanting to have her young cousin go thru what she had in her own forced marriage, and having an ailing aunt to worry about, she once again gives herself to a man who does not want her, just what he believes she is.
Damon finds that Callie is not as she seems, and the hidden artistic depths draw him even further in to web they both weave. Damon is not the cruel, deceiptful man she had thought, and they both struggle to get past their misconceptions to find a real love.