'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ Joanne Harris
'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA
Leonie Bonnard is being drawn into a twenty-year-old feud.
Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, is a reprehensible rake with an axe to grind. Decades ago the Comte de Saint-Vire did something unforgivable and ever since Justin has been lying in wait to settle the score.
When Justin meets Leon, a street urchin with a striking resemblance to his nemesis, he aims to use him as a pawn in his plans for revenge on the Comte. Except Leon is in fact Leonie, a beautiful young ingénue who may just steal Justin’s heart.
Can Leonie win the Duke’s affection, or will his need for revenge overcome them both?
‘If you haven’t read her yet, what a treat you have in store!’ Harriet Evans
‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’ Sunday Times