Young, pretty, and sexually inexperienced, Joy yearns to know true passion. The prim and proper Ladies who have raised her in their orphanage say that sex is dirty, men are disgusting, and elves are the most sinful creatures in the world. But Joy is eager, over-ripe, and sure they must be wrong.
A handsome, lusty sailor promises to answer Joy's every question with sexual passion. But when they are caught just short of consummation, he abandons her and Joy is driven from her home by the scandal.
Joy is rescued from a frozen death by Aidan Clark, a prosperous silversmith. The craftsman gives her shelter in his spartan home and offers her employment as his housekeeper. He asks nothing more, but Joy -- still curious and still a frustrated virgin -- insists on sharing his bed. The results are shockingly brief and deeply disappointing.
Bek, a breathtaking coal-eyed elf, turns his seductive interest on Joy. She is deeply tempted, but determined not to disgrace Aidan. To her great outrage -- and greater secret delight -- the men come to an arrangement. Joy will meet with Bek on every full moon night for one year, in the hopes that she will bear his child. Aidan will receive a bag of rare elven silver for her 'services'.
Sex with Bek is everything Joy had hoped for -- sensuous, inventive, unrestrained, and deeply fulfilling. Her mundane life as Aidan's servant and companion is equally satisfactory. But when Joy begins to fall in love with kindly Aidan, her heart will no longer let her body be shared. She must learn the dark secrets of Aidan's sexual past to help him overcome his shame. And she must use everything she's learned from her elven lover to turn Aidan into the love and lover she truly desires.
Genre: Erotic Fantasy
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Masturbation, ménage (dream sequence), group sex (orgy), voyeurism.