She has inherited her mother's exquisite beauty, as well as her sensuous, impulsive nature—a legacy that will plunge her life into turmoil. Antoinette, daughter of the beautiful Scarlett and a French Vicomte, is irresistibly drawn to her mother's former lover, Sir Peregrine Waite. But he only sees her as a child and does not yield to her passionate advances. Burning with fury and humiliation at his rejection, Antoinette offers herself to the most notorious poet in Europe and finds herself thrown into disgrace and degradation. But her love still burns for Peregrine, the man whose dangerous secret she has uncovered. The secret he shares with her fiercest rival—Scarlett.
About the Author
Claire Lorrimer began writing at the age of 10, encouraged by her mother, the author Denise Robins. Her post as a subeditor on a woman's magazine gave her an insight into the world of publishing, but it was during World War II that her writing career became firmly established. She subsequently turned to historical fiction.