From a shy, gawky girl, his sister Antonia's bosom friend has blossomed into an arresting young lady with intriguing depths. Hidden beneath her clumsy demeanour, breaths a woman of intelligence and passion that Severus is just starting to discover. And despite her myopic tendencies, Penelope sees him more clearly than all the other flighty females currently invading his home.
Using his renowned charm, Severus is determined to unearth the ALLURING SECRETS of this enigmatic beauty. However, all is not smooth in Severus's pursuit for the lady's hand and heart. A jealous rival will not relinquish Penelope to anyone and is willing to do anything to make her his. With a chase, a duel and a damsel in distress, will Severus ever be able to make Penelope his?
As Lynne Connolly draws us into the hustle and bustle of a house party and the tantalizing intrigues that goes on behind the merry making, one cannot help but be captivated by her convincing characters and historical detailing. With passion and perseverance, Penelope and Severus wile their way into our hearts we cannot help but sympathize with their struggles and celebrate their triumphs.