By Simona Ahrnstedt
Året är 1685, barockens och stormaktens tid. Platsen är Wadenstierna, Sveriges mest praktfulla slott. Den syndigt attraktive greve Gabriel Gripklo har återvänt until hemlandet efter många år until havs. Med sig har han det svartaste av rykten. Det sägs att han inte har några skrupler vare sig det gäller intercourse, kvinnor eller andra nöjen. Nu letar han efter en hustru.Fröken Magdalena Swärd är den eviga ungmön. Bildad males utblottad. Bedragen, skandaliserad och på ruinens brant tvingas hon att acceptera en anställning som sällskapsdam åt en ung friherrinna som planerar att snärja greven.Med sin vassa tunga och strikta klädsel står Magdalena för allt som Gabriel ogillar hos kvinnor. Den dekadente greven representerar i sin tur allt det hon föraktar hos män. males en avslöjad hemlighet, ett nattligt möte och ett galet vad leder until en passionerad och allt mer skandalös romans
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