I read this short story in the anthology, At the Duke's Wedding (A romance anthology). It's one of four novellas that tell the story of different romances that crop up at the house party held at the Duke's country estate to celebrate his upcoming wedding. The anthology is absolutely awesome and one that I highly recommend. This story, P.S. I LOVE YOU, is poignant and a bit heart-wrenching. The hero, Christian, Earl of Bruton, heir to a marquessate, is the dark, brooding type, complete with scarred visage. Christian gets roped into helping his beloved cousin, Frank, in his attempts to win his lady love, Miss Rosanne Lacy. For several weeks Rosanne and Frank exchange letters...letters written by Frank, but dictated by Christian. Through the letters Christian and Rosanne come to know one another, but of course she thinks Frank is the author of the letters. By the time Frank and Rosanne meet again, at the duke's house-party, Rosanne is already half in love with Frank. She is thus confused when finds herself drawn to Frank's aloof cousin, Christian.
This story is intricately written and kept me on the edge of my seat, I was that anxious to see Rosanne and Christian get their HEA --my anxiety was heightened because I really liked sweet, dimwitted Frank, and didn't want to see him hurt too badly. Christian is a hero that will touch your heart. He suffered so much as a child because of his scar and has become taciturn and aloof. He doesn't believe that he will ever find a lady who will be able to love him for himself...of course the ladies' adverse reaction to his scar only serves to confirm Christian's belief. I was so happy when Christian won Rosanne and got his HEA. He so deserved it. FYI, this is not clean romance. There is a love scene that is fairly descriptive, although not overly detailed. Happy reading!