This is an erotic romance in an historical setting. I was intrigued by the setting, a Jewish character in Paris in the 1800's. Sandrine has fled from her husband in America after learning how dreadful he really is, to Paris to stay with her grandmother, a famous courtesan. Her grandmother has moved out of her house, a lovely mansion that Sandrine had stayed in when she was 15 years old on a visit, and forbids Sandrine from going into the mansion, but Sandrine is drawn to the house and there she meets the architect hired by her grandmother. Although her grandmother repeatedly tells her the mansion is dangerous, Sandrine continues to visit and finds some dangerous family secrets and has a passionate romance with the architect. She also dresses as a man and gets into a previously all-male art school and becomes a fabulous painter, although she has some other-worldly help with that. There is magic, mystery, steamy romance, and more in this erotic romantic novel. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.