She had never met a more disturbing man
Troy's visit to Corisca was inspired partly by desire to see a place she'd heard about since childhood, & partly to complete her grandfather's book about Corsican wildlife.
It had been an impulse, like so many of her actions. And when hotel accommodation proved lacking, that same impulse led her to accept Lucien Gaffori's offer of a cottage while she completed her project.
But Troy soon discovered that she had far more interest in her new landlord than in her book!