When her younger sister is abducted, strong-willed Emma Linley-Kirov will make a deal with the devil himself to rescue her. Devastatingly handsome, Dimitri Tipova is a scoundrel, seducer…and the only man who can help her, though his motive is cold, hard vengeance. Emma dares to trust him, but at what price?
As prince of Saint Petersburg's underworld, Dimitri has wealth, power, women—everything but revenge against his nefarious father. Emma is an enchanting means to an end. But as their dangerous pursuit sweeps them from the ballrooms of Russia to the steamy streets of Cairo, his savage desire for her grows. And leads him to a crossroads between his dark obsession…and the promise of love.
Veteran romance author Rogers (Bound by Love) delivers a passion-filled, globe-spanning affair that opens in early 19th-century Russia. Emma Linley-Kirov runs an inn in a small Russian town. When her impulsive sister, Anya, runs away with two wealthy noblemen who promise to fulfill her dreams of becoming an actress, Emma is certain the men plan to sell her sister into slavery. Her desperate search for Anya leads her to St. Petersburg, where she meets the "beggar czar," Dimitri Tipova, leader of the Russian underworld and bastard son of a count. Emma and Dimitri track Anya's captors through Russia, England, and Egypt as passion flares in the sizzling love scenes that are Rogers's forte. Readers will love Emma's tenacity, her commitment to finding her sister, and the challenges she faces in taming the beggar czar.