Wedded and bedded by the Italian Count Count Francesco da Luca isn't used to being made a fool of. When his wilful bride fled the marriage bed, he vowed she'd pay the debt owing him - a wedding night! But Alicia Cross is no longer the trembling, naive innocent he married - and she won't be pushed around by the masterful Count. His runaway bride is proving to be more of a challenge than Francesco anticipated - until he discovers she's still a virgin. The wedding night he wanted is his for the taking!