Set in the historic past, where even public displays of affection are frowned upon, the eroticism and sassiness of the front cover seems all the more juicy. And there is nothing that we chick lit novel readers love more than a forbidden romance.

Celia Seaton’s number one rule is to “Never disrobe in front of a gentleman ... unless his request comes at gunpoint." The next couple of rules concern a certain Tarquin Compton, London's most feared dandy, who runs into our heroine, Celia Seaton, while escaping from the clutches of her kidnapper. All this and a missing jewel subplot – what more could you ask for?