I just read The Kissing Gate and absolutely loved it! The Kissing Gate is Ms. Carr's follow up to The Mad Marquis and introduces us to Julia's brother, Lionel Westfall, the new Earl of Wraxham. On the heals of becoming the new earl, Lionel's wife dies, leaving him with six sons who are virtual strangers. Lionel's wife was a shrew and the declared ruler of the roost so Lionel has spent the last eighteen years of his life as a rake. But when he returns home, determined to get to know his sons, he comes face to face with Sophia. Years ago, Lionel and Sophie were in love, but he was an heir and she was the vicar's daughter. Determined to separate the yong lovers, Lionel's father threatens to ruin Sophie's reputation if Lionel doesn't leave her behind and join the military. Now Lionel has a second chance with Sophie, but he has sworn off his womanizing ways so he can concentrate on his sons. But his youngest son suffers from night terros and his twins are running wild. And Sophie is just the woman he needs to bring them together as a family. So, Lionel offers Sophie a position as the boy's tudor and the sexual tension heats up. But then, so does the danger. Complete with flaws, hang-ups, and endearing personalities, Ms. Carr's characters come to life on the page.