First-rate writing, great characterization, good plot. Cecilia Grant is stretching the boundaries for a Regency romance, setting this tale among the barristers of London, with occasional forays into the upper crust and a brief visit lower. The moral of the story seems to be love triumphs over social class.
Female lead: Kate Westbrook, gorgeous, intelligent, and hoping to move up in the world
Male lead: Nick Blackshear, handsome, skilled barrister, with a scandal in his family
Setting: The middle-class household of the Westbrooks, the father is an experienced lawyer, with a thriving practice
Secondary characters: Some standouts, some not-so-finely sketched
A must-read if the setting appeals.