A forbidden passion.

Elizabeth Lavoisier - the illegitimate daughter of an Indian soldier and an Englishwoman
Hugh Atwood - the notorious industrialist London is terrified of


When they meet, it is a conflagration of passion and connection. But dark challenges confront them. Hugh has strange demons in his past and a cynical English aristocracy threatens to squash all their hopes and plans. Is their love strong enough to weather the perilous storms that await them?

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An electrifying Victorian romance


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This is a thrilling and sensuous historical romance with great characters!

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Must read for those who enjoy Victorian and Regency romances and need something inventive and fun!

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I was so engrossed in the twists and turns of the story that I finished the book in one sitting.

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Pour yourself a hot cuppa and read this novel. It will not disappoint!

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Historical romance with a twist

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I grew up in a small town in southern India, reading as voraciously as I could. After a few years as a software engineer, I realised I wanted to do nothing but write stories. I live and write in Bangalore, India.

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