This was very average despite the sensitive hero, interesting secondary characters, I especially liked Lady B, but the plot is way too much integrated into the plot of her first book "The Scandalous Affair" to have a life of its own. Robert is more like an emcee that introduces the rest of the characters that will become a lead in the next book, then the next one. I have the rest of the series that are published and they seem to be written in the same way. I think Carleton might try to edit all 5 of them into one story that would entertain, have a solid cast of characters and not feel like missing limbs of a whole. All and all a disappointing read.