l have now got used to the darker aspects of the characters of this series, although l must say l do prefer the books with more affection displayed between the characters. Gabriel is a marquess hiding as hired help on an estate not far from his own home after a series of attemps on his life. also escaping are the ladies in the house who also have dark secrets. Gabriel falls in love with one of these ladies and feels he has to re enter his old life in order that he can come and claim her with no secrets between them. of course there is the matter of all she has ben withholding to be revealed too! well written as ever and a really good read.