A reckless infatuation nearly ruined Lady Alice
Cathcart-Ross in her youth, but from the moment she spies
Elijah Philemon Keating scaling a rock face without a rope
in sight, the man awakens her long-buried desire. Alice has
come to the high Alps in search of a mountaineer, and in
Elijah she finds the guide of her dreams.
Though Elijah is known as one of the greatest explorers of
the age, a tragic accident has destroyed his taste for
adventure and society. Elijah can't deny his attraction to
Alice, but he resolves to avoid the entanglement that could
accompany it. He promises Alice one week in the Alps, and no
Alice agrees, valuing her independence above all else. But
as the heights they climb by day are overshadowed by the
summits of passion they reach at night, these vows become
harder and harder to keep...