British journalist Howland Brandt finds himself stranded deep in the heart of Bohemia. Seeking shelter from the frigid, snowy night, he stumbles upon a secluded chateau where Countess Ludmila Riga offers him a bed. The price? A night of sin in her arms.Married young to an elderly nobleman, Mila has never had control of her life or her body. What might seem a harmless game to Howland is a refreshing taste of freedom for her. She relishes having the Englishman at her mercy, but, before their romance comes to an end, Mila must accept that true love is a partnership.