This was one of the first of Liz Carlyle's romance novels I read. It was also one of the first Regency Romance novels that had depth and a plausible plot. Many historical romances tend to have a very implausible plot because it is difficult to devise a way to get the romantic couple together in a sexual manner in and era when there was no sex before marriage. But Liz does it well and the story is believable. The characters are well developed and likable even at their worst, the sex scenes are well written and steamy, and the mystery and suspense also plausible and exciting. This is one of the reasons I have been collecting Liz's books ever since. This is one of my favourites of Liz's and I have read it at least three times.