Emily Wilde has led a privileged life. Now she’s trying to make it on her own in New York City. Marco Santini grew up in a Sicilian slum. Now he’s rich, powerful and gorgeous. And he has all the beautiful women a man could want. Then, one rainy night, he sees Emily standing alone on a deserted New York street corner. Emily is clearly in need of help, but she’s not foolish enough to jump into Marco’s chauffeured limo. It takes a lot of convincing before she lets him take her to her apartment. He swears he’s not going to anything he shouldn’t, and he means it, but then she’s in his arms and that kiss, that one moment torn out of time, will bring them together as lovers—until fate tears them apart.