A retired Victorian demi-mondaine as Sleeping Beauty! What a wonderful concept. Young, eager, on top of the world, newly knighted for his exploits in Africa and far wealthier than he ever imagined--Sir James Stoker is turned head over heels when he meets an exquisite, elusive older woman, the fascinating Mrs. Coco Wild. Coco lives on the edge of respectability, for the gossip is that in the past she has entertained lovers as varied as the emperor of France and the Prince of Wales. James knows nothing for sure about Coco, only that he cannot resist his attraction to her, even if that attraction could ruin his career.