New York Times bestselling author Bobbi Smith creates unforgettably compelling heroes and women bold enough to claim them. In this sweeping, sensual novel, a man of privilege risks everything for an adventuress--and a passion that promises to be nothing short of heaven. . .For archeologist's daughter Alexandra Parker, the Crown of Desire isn't just a priceless and mysterious artifact--it could mean the difference between life and death. And to find it, she must embark on a dangerous journey in the company of a man she hardly trusts. Wealthy Englishman Winn Bradford is seductive, charismatic, and the last person she should fall in love with. But Alex, too, has a secret--one that puts Winn's safety at risk, and will force her to choose between loyalty and an extraordinary love. . .