Lost Treasure, Captive Princess
Gian-Paulo Montovanni, an Italian prince, must produce an heir. But before he can do that, he must locate his mother’s emerald necklace, stolen twenty years earlier. In order to get the original, Gian-Paulo allies himself with an American jeweler who has reproduced the necklace in elaborate detail. Suspicious of her involvement, he lures her to Italy to finalize the deal. But the American puts on the necklace, forcing Gian-Paulo to pretend she’s his chosen princess. Thrust into public chaos, he must participate in wicked deceptions if he’s to achieve the one thing he wants most in the world: to ensure his mother’s legacy lives on forever.
Abandoned by her mother as a child, Carolina Beugre wants to open a jewelry shop in downtown Atlanta but she must sell her greatest creation in order to fund the store. She accepts the first offer for Grace, the twenty carat emerald necklace recreated from one of her uncle’s silent auction pieces. The exchange is scheduled on a tiny provincial island during a masque ball. But her actions set off a chain of events that lead to a fake betrothal to a man she doesn’t know. While she’s refashioned for the role, payment for the gems is held hostage. Now Carolina stands to lose everything, including her freedom.
Sensuality Level: Sensual