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PARIS — With the fashion elite making their Concorde migrations to Paris — and even twentysomething assistants Google-ing for cheap tickets to London or Barcelona for long party weekends — it’s easy to forget how foreign Europe...

The most constant man in Dominique’s life is her former thesis advisor, Dr. Morin. As her academic mentor, confidant and — on a single night — lover, he gently guides her in matters professional and intimate. Still, Dominique remains the focus of every page, occupying the attention of the three men. Without giving away Dominique’s ultimate decision, suffice it to say that Tuten doesn’t make it easy for her to choose.

"Dominique has a side to her that loves elegance," says the author empathetically. "There’s a kind of graciousness to life that only wealth can provide."

But penniless Rex has one thing that can’t be bought with an American Express Centurion card — irresistible sex appeal. Asked if Dominique’s choice is a universal dilemma, Tuten replies, "Henry James once said, ‘In every woman’s life there is, at least once, a man with a mustache."
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