A classic of the genre!If you like this sort of thing...then this is the sort of thing you'll like. The heroine is innocent, downtrodden, beautiful,and narrates the story. The hero is an aristocrat, rich, powerful...and a psychotic @!*@. Really.
He is a strikingly handsome sociopath. Domineering,obssessive, possessive, highly sexed, irresistible to men and women,and he likes torturing people.
No bodice is left un-ripped.
There's blood, bi-sexuality,rennaisance Italian history, sadism,insanity, revenge, and a little transvestism thrown in. Is there anything in that description that makes you not want to read it? Course not!
It was madly enjoyable. Great way to pass an evening.