By Amanda Quick
After a 12 months of grand adventures traveling the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia shiny again to England to find that the genuine pleasure was once at domestic. it sounds as if her Aunt Zoe has fallen sufferer to a sinister blackmailer and simply Iphiginia can wish to forestall the wrongdoer prior to he can do extra damage. Her plan is electrified: Imitating history's such a lot mythical beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society because the magnificent mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the notorious Earl of Masters. Rumors trace that the Earl has disappeared on the blackmailer's arms, and via posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is confident she will be able to ferret out the villain. in a single day, Iphiginia is reworked right into a imaginative and prescient with a number of keen admirers, together with one she doesn't anticipate -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides right into a shimmering ballroom one night to cooly reclaim his "mistress". he's every little thing they are saying he is... conceited, appealing, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can not help yet be enthralled. but if Marcus is of the same opinion to play together with her charade, she does not be aware of that the decided earl has plans of his personal: to tease and tempt her, until eventually the gorgeous deceiver turns into greater than his mistress in identify basically.