(Please note: this book was formerly published as Black Knight, White Queen)
Ruthless. Controlled. Masterful.
Aleksandr Shastin is a man who has his every move planned. Both as a chess master, and in his life. Nothing shakes his control. Nothing shocks him. Until, mired in grief over the death of his mentor, he sees a woman who shatters everything he thought he knew about himself.
Passionate. Beautiful. Lost.
Izzy Cornwall is in Thailand to forget. To escape the raw grief left behind by the death of her sister. What she didn't count on was meeting a stranger on a Bangkok rooftop, and for a scorching attraction - fueled by the intensity of their grief - so hot it could consume them both.
One night is enough to get lost for a while. But there are darker demons lurking in Alek's past, and if Izzy wants to help him defeat them, one night will never be enough.
But can the master release his grip on his control long enough to take hold of the only woman he could ever love?