Plain, timid housekeeper Michelle Spicer keeps her head down and gets on with the job. She knows her place.
Bored and restless in the south of France, Alessandro Castiglione has found himself a plaything. Stripped of her uniform and naked in his bed, mousy Michelle blossoms before him.
But she knows she's only the housekeepernot a rich man's wife. Discarded, disgraced and left with nothing but the child she now carries, Michelle is back in rainy England. Until the Tuscan tycoon decides to taste her charms again.