By day she was the brash and playful Emerald the Clown, entertaining at parties and charming the San Francisco tourists. But underneath the white makeup and floppy costume, Gem McAllister was a woman who delighted in shattering expectations, especially those of gorgeous but stuffy business exec Tom Tucker. When Tom found the transformation captivating, he stunned Gem with an embrace that left her reeling. Gem feared that Tom was too much like her very proper family, who'd frowned at her reckless abandon and never accepted her career. Tom vowed he adored her just as she was, but could his loving words still her doubts that what they felt was real?
Used availability for Laurien Berenson's Come As You Are
December 1985 : USA Paperback