The moment wealthy young widow Savannah Knight meets Napoleon Falconer sparks fly between them. But Savannah has an explosive secret that could surely put an end to any romance. She is the mysterious Madame of the La Hibicus Rouge bordello in New Orleans. La Hibicus Rouge is a safe house, the first stop in the road to safety for abused women in their quest for freedom. Napoleon hunts for these very same women. Savannah's heart is tested when her closest friend comes to her for help. Savannah keeps her friend one step ahead of Napoleon. Napoleon's heart is crushed when he discovers Savannah seduced him to keep him from capturing her friend. Savannah's heart is vanquished when she realizes Napoleon's knows she is the Madame of La Hibicus Rouge. Will Savannah's secret turn Napoleon's love for her to disgust? Will Napoleon be able to regain Savannah's trust?