My 2nd read of this Kleypas book & I still enjoyed it. It had a good romance, sexual chemistry, & sex scenes. It was emotionally-involving. The writing & pacing flows well. I found the main character's ecret love affair titillating. Kleypas has a way of making the reader feel & experience the characters' story. The characters are likeable & come alive. I liked Hero's moral fortitude, caring for others, & pursuit of justice. He was cold & distant with others but hot & attached to heroine. I liked heroine's overall honesty & acceptance of her mistakes. She was not hung-up on her aristocrat background. She was a survivor & had a practical view of life. I enjoyed their honesty with one another.