For as long as Lucretia Hedley could remember, she had loved the Merlyncourt estate and its handsome young lord, the Marquis. He was the most desired bachelor in all of Regency England and now, suddenly, she was to become the Marquis' wife and mistress of Merlyncourt.
But Lucretia knew the Marquis. She knew he had no patience for innocent, sweet girls. He would soon be bored with her and she would lose him.
Lucretia had to change. She was determined to become a woman--a sophisticated, experienced woman of the world. Little did she know that such a transformation would entrap both her and the Marquis in a chilling intrigue of danger adn high adventure