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on 19 September 2004
The heroine is Deborah Grantham, she helps run her aunt's gaming house - her aunt is respectable but short of money as she has had to look after Deborah and her brother. Deborah has two men interested in her the Earl of Ormskirk who wants a mistress and Lord Mablethorpe (Adrian) who offers marriage.
The Hero is Max Ravenscar, who is enlisted by his aunt (Lord Mablethorpe's mother) to help her pay Deborah to leave Adrian alone.
The only problem is Deborah insulted refuses to be bought off and a battle ensues between her and Max, complicated by carriage races, wagers kidnappings, distressed young girls, friends younger brothers and the evil Sir James Filey.
The writing is so beautifully and distinctively G Heyer (written in 1941 there are no 'intimate' scenes - but you never miss them) and like all her books I loved it, although it is not one of my personal favourites it will be read many times.