A diary and a cache of letters from 120 years ago introduce Caroline and James to the sad story of their forebears who gave up the people they loved out of Victorian ideas of honor and what was fitting. Are they doomed to do the same? In 1893, Captain Rodney McKenna chaperoned the young Melissa Blaze to India - he to rejoin his regiment and she to find a husband.
"A good story even without the steamy scenes."
The Chakin teach Andrew Matthews how to transfer people between bodies. Breaking a solemn promise, he turns his daughter, Lottie, into David Walters in order to seize David's fortune - and, along the way, enjoy the carnal pleasures of the beautiful female body that was forbidden him. The Chakin cross the seas to release David from his bondage as a woman, and David is grateful to them...but the gratitude is not total. Has David, in becoming a man once more, lost more than he gains?
"Erotica with an old-fashioned ambience"
Christine is nearly 40 and divorced from a husband who took no care of her sexual needs. She has dated occasionally since the divorce but never taken a man into her bed. Prim and demure on the surface, her nights are filled with the dream in which she surrenders her chastity. On holiday, she longs to fulfill the dream with a man staying at the same hotel - but he goes home and Christine gives up hope. Then the chance to live the dream comes from an unexpected quarter.
Their love is as strong as ever - but can it survive the dreadful secret that Alice Springer has been hiding all this time? Alice ended her relationship with John Pagan, the love of her life, because she had done something she believed he could never forgive. When they meet again after 10 years, she knows she wants him back. But before she can confess her secret, he learns it in the worst possible way from another source - and this time it looks as though their chance of happiness together really is over.