Wonderfully HOT. A young widow Passion Elizabeth Dare meets a compete stranger, Mark Randolph Hawkmore, Earl of Langley in the Great Exhibition of Crystal Palace in London. Ms Valdez starts the story with no mucking around straight to business "sex with the stranger" in public and continue to BURN the pages with ultra-hot sex scenes throughout the book with various rapturous renedezvoux. With all the "actions" that happened in public and in private, Ms Valdex manages to draw a surprisingly well developed characters. It is the best erotic romance I had read for a long time. The brillant setting of the repressed Victorian time creates a wonderful contrast with the storyline and helps to stand out from all the Regency books. It has a good balance of story and hot erotic moments. This book reminds me of the early Susan Johnson books and the few good Cherly Holt ones. The language is a bit OTT, but all in all a keeper.