I had bought this book from my local bookstore a while back, and never read it. However, after getting some advice I got it again but this time from my library. I'm so glad that I gave this author another chance. I absolutely loved this book. Enoch gives you such charming dialogue, and witty repartee from both characters.
Eleanor Griffin is tired of having her three brothers dictate every single nuance of her life, so she stages a rebellion. Suprisingly her eldest brother Sebastian, Duke of Melbourne agrees to her terms of independence as long as scandal is never attached to the family name. What she doesn't know is that Sebastian has asked a family friend to watch over her to make sure she doesn't do anything scandalous.
Valentine, Marquis of Deverill does not want to waste his hedonistic days watching over his friends little sister, a girl that he has known since she was quite young. But, he owes Sebastian a favor and so he reluctantly does as asked. He never expects that such a pure naive woman would end up stealing his heart with her little rebellion. But he's so glad that she has.
There are such great romantic scenes between the two main characters. I loved the scene when they were in the pond at midnight in Hyde Park so Eleanor could finally do something that wasn't quite so "lady like"...swim naked in it. Valentine is your typical rake, that gets reformed by a lady of quality, but Enoch does it with such perfection that you can believe that this is how everyone in regency england was. I loved it, and you will too. I now have another author to add to my favorite list.