He was her only chance for survival. . . Born to wealth and privilege, but now widowed and betrayed on the unforgiving Arizona frontier, Viola Ross must choose between starvation and marriage--to her husband's killer. Or take a scandalous risk and turn her back on polite society by becoming the mistress of William Donovan. With his reputation for ruthlessness and a piercing stare that can stop any man--or melt any woman--Donovan seems fully capable of defending her with his bullwhip and Bowie knives. Not to mention what else he can do with those big, callused hands. . . As desire flares between Donovan and Viola, a killer's lust for Viola turns to deadly vengeance. For his allies are the very men who once destroyed Donovan's family, and this time, they'll let no Irish Devil stand in their way. . . Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside "e;Very hot. . .Once you start you won't want to stop reading."e;--Romantic Times on The River Devil "e;So steamy that it fogs one's reading glasses. . ."e;--Booklist on The Irish Devil By day, Diane Whiteside builds and designs computer systems. By night, she escapes from computer geekdom into a world of alpha males and the unique women who turn their lives upside down. Diane enjoys travel, including camping in the Sierra Nevadas, the Grand Tetons, and the Basin and Ranges country of the American West. It is from her family heritage and these experiences that she draws much of the inspiration for her sensual historical novels set in the American West. Diane currently lives in Virginia and loves to hear from readers.