the first of a three part series, about two brothers, the eldest a duke, and an illegitimate son of the dukes grandfather. the first book is about the illegitimate son, who is a genius and is trying to develop a 'horseless carriage' and is into all sorts of inventions. Finn and his two fellow travellers rent a castle in italy for a year to escape london, unknown to them three ladies have the same idea of escape and have rented the same castle. lady morley, one of three ladies, is bossy, demanding and rather snobbish, so has no time for someone without a title [and money] until they kiss and the fireworks start . the duke is determined to get the women out of the castle, and so finn and lady morley have to meet in secret in very amusing circumstances. the three books are the same story each time but from the perspective of the major character, which you would think would not work but it does. four stars as l am holding out for five for the final book about the duke.