By Monica Burns
Published: September 17, 2011.
One woman’s rebellious act; One man’s quest for seduction; A portrait that ignites a scandalous passion
When Julia Westgard commissions a nude portrait of herself, the painting is more than a rebellious act. It's an attempt to regain her self-worth after years of a loveless, repressive marriage to her late husband. But the private portrait puts her directly in the path of Morgan St. Claire.