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Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in.
Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late father’s artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.
Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir’s mistress . . .
Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.
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Set in the sun-drenched Mediterranean, Danielle Steel's adult fairy tale will satisfy both diehard fans and newcomers. Natasha Leonova, the mistress of a Russian plutocrat, is forbidden from making friends or pursuing her own interests. When she becomes the muse for a talented young artist, Natasha examines the gilded cage of her luxurious life for the first time. Blending a tour of the Parisian world of haute couture, a dash of romance and an emotional theme of personal awakening, Mistress is deliciously escapist while still containing depths.