The passion of Pearce's erotic tale is focused and intense from the couple's first encounter to their reunion years later. Their sex encounters and fantasies, which include M/M, steam up the pages.
Fleeing her life as a sexual plaything for Bastille guards, Helene Delornay discovers her deep sensuality when she's stranded with Philip Ross, a young Englishman who's well schooled in the erotic arts. Eighteen years later, they meet again. She now oversees London's most exclusive house of pleasure, and he's an emotionless widower.
With the death of one of Helene's investors, Philip becomes her partner in business and the bedroom. At the same time, Helene fights for her children's respect and against her attraction to Philip. When they free themselves of their past and their fears, they seize
the opportunity to create a life together. (APHRODISIA, May, 304 pp., $13.95)