A second time means twice the temptation Charlotte Vallent receives a letter from Mrs Konya, formidable mistress of ‘The Estate’, inviting her to return to that daydream mill of pleasure, a place committed to fulfilling a woman’s sexual fantasies. Any woman. And pretty much any fantasy. Now Charlotte has a choice to make. It has taken her a year to shake off the memories of her previous visit and her participation in the Calyx Programme. But has she recovered from the gorgeous Grigori, her nocturnal watcher, helper, protector and, for one incredible night, her lover? Will he be there for her if she goes back and if so, will they be able to say goodbye a second time? Though of course, there is always the chance Charlotte will get to double her satisfaction. Opening the Rose is a follow-up to In the Calyx, though it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone read. This sensual tale provides erotic romance with a literary sensibility in a full-length novel.