Antoinette, daughter of the beautiful Scarlett and a French Vicomte, has inherited her mother's exquisite beauty and her passionate, impulsive nature. But the two women are rivals. Antoinette is irresistibly drawn to her mother's former lover, Sir Peregrine Waite. But he only sees her as a child and does not yield to her loving advances. Burning with fury and humiliation at his rejection, Antoinette becomes involved with a notorious philanderer and finds herself plunged into disgrace and degradation. And despite the dangerous secret she discovers, her love for Sir Peregrine remains. Set against a stunning background of the wealthy and priveleged in Europe, this is a scorching, tempestuous sequel to SCARLETT.