I had heard the gossip. Who in London hadn't? But whether or not the elusive
Venus Duras would favor one of her numerous suitors didn't concern me. After
all, I had a surfeit of obliging lovers. And then I bumped into her.
She was utterly enchanting, the most dazzling creature I had ever seen. I
knew she had to be mine. But she was aware of my reputation and thought me a
libertine. When I invited her to a dinner party, she gave me the cut direct.
Within hours our heated encounter became the talk of the town. Who could
resist a wager or two on the delicious possibilities? Could I conquer the
unconquerable Miss Duras? Would she resist or succumb to my legendary powers
It became a luscious game and tantalizing spectacle-wildly provocative,
uncertain in outcome, a delight and fascination to all society. Never in my
wildest dreams did I think I would ever meet my match. But then, I never
dreamed I would meet a real-life Venus.
The Marquis of Redvers