If you haven't read this and you like witty, sexy, very smart historical romance, you've missed out. In her review Caz wrote:
The story as a whole is complex and I’ve barely touched the surface here. I especially enjoyed the portrait Ms. Chase paints of what it takes for a woman to be successful in business, emphasizing the importance of reputation and successfully controlling the direction of society gossip when possible. The writing is excellent, full of beautiful, sensual prose and sharp, witty banter. The air between the protagonists fairly sizzles every time they are together. The supporting characters are all well drawn, the romance is skilfully developed, and the characterisations (Marcelline, in particular) are superb.