(Previously published as Seduced by the Italian.)

An emotional romance that pulls at the heartstrings.

Interior designer Isabella, Contessa di Sorano, is skilled at creating beautiful facades that cover a multitude of sins, especially when it comes to herself. Behind her immaculate appearance she hides a heart-breaking secret she's determined to keep. But when she's forced to sell the Castello Romitorio and accept a lucrative contract from her ex lover, she can no longer avoid facing up to her painful past.

Seven years earlier, Luca Vittori had been rejected by Isabella and he'd left Italy. But now he's back to honor a promise he made to his grandmother to hire Isabella to redecorate the castello. He just wants it over and done with so he can return to his home in Australia. Trouble is, he hadn't planned on re-igniting a passion he'd hoped was long dead—a passion which threatens to destroy before it can heal...