Venetia Hamilton is no stranger to erotic art--her father's lush paintings are one of society's secret pleasures. But Venetia has never experienced true desire. Not until she meets Michael Wyndham, the Earl of Trent--a powerful man who holds her future in his hands and awakens her curiosity with one searing kiss. His expert touch is only the beginning of her carnal education, but something more dangerous than submission may be the price she pays for such unimaginable delight. . .