The warrior guards a dangerous secret. To the ladies of the ton he is the 'Irish Wolf', an unobtainable object of their most hidden desires. But centuries ago, O'Banyon fell victim to an enchanting witch. Once ruthless in battle-and in the bedchamber- he is now cursed and the wolf is set free. The lady has a dark gift. Antoinette Desbonnet knows there is much to fear from this dashing, magnificent stranger who stirs heated longings deep within her. And, in turn, O'Banyon's aroused senses warn him to beware this alluring young countess in shimmering white-for he knows he can never conquer her yet cannot resist her. Something mysterious and powerful in her is calling to him. And he must have the bewitching beauty-even if it costs him his twice-damned soul.