The hero and heroine fight inner battles, murder charges, and their own love in this
slow-to-start but quick-to-pick-up-the-pace Regency by Neville. There's a wonderful
insight into the aristocracy of England, while the little recipes included at chapter
headings will make a reader want to whip up a batch of pastries.
Jacobin, former French Lady, now a cook in disguise is wanted for murder. The one she
blames most for her situation is the handsome and sensual Lord Anthony Storrington—but
her uncle also carries a good deal of the blame. If he had not wagered her services in a
card game, Anthony would not have won her and she would not have had to run off with Jean Luc.
Confusing to say the least but once Lord Storrington approaches her to be his pastry chef,
she realizes he is not the monster she previously perceived.
Anthony's revenge against Lord Candover's previous crimes, which he believes resulted
in his mother's death, comes to fruition when he wins at Piquet and the prize is Candover's
niece. Not being a bad sort, he decides he will not use her for bed-sport but just parade
her around to insult Candover. When Jacobin runs off, he shrugs it off. However, when he
rescues what he thinks is a young boy from the scourge of the streets, he finds something
effeminate and seductive about the young man. When he discovers Jacob Leon is actually a
woman, he plans to do all he can to get her into bed.