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Possession, obsession or freedom, the most dangerous desires of all . . . A riveting tale of unimaginable wealth and power from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in.

Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late father’s artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.

Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir’s mistress . . .

Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552166331

    October 16, 2017

    Corgi

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780593069127

    January 15, 2017

    Bantam Press

    336 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • EBook

    9781446487785

    January 12, 2017

    Transworld Digital

    336 pages

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Also by Danielle Steel

The Award
Magic
Rushing Waters
The Apartment
Pretty Minnie In Hollywood
Property of a Noblewoman
Blue
Precious Gifts
Undercover
Country
Prodigal Son
Pretty Minnie In Paris
Pegasus
A Perfect Life
Power Play
Pure Joy
Winners
First Sight
A Gift of Hope
Until The End Of Time
The Sins of the Mother
Friends Forever
Danielle Steel: 44 Charles Street & Malice
Betrayal

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The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Girl on the Train
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Golden Age
Tiger Men
Fifty Shades Darker
Rushing Waters
The Lost Symbol
Norwegian Wood
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime