A savant hero at 35, a heroine who was a couple of years younger?? beautiful, smart, and much too willing to play a courtesan or any other role given ..Show More »to her by the hero. Supposedly well bread and raised by the Ton’s standards, she was waaaaay too easy in accepting of her commanded roles and any inappropriate behavior in other people’s presence. In addition, though their behavior very inappropriate in social circumstances, others did not refuse to associate with them which is unlikely behavior for their time. The story was just odd. There was no suspension in their romance, characters were a bit flat, story unbelievable for their time as far as acceptability by the society as well as those employed at the house and much more. The author also could have dedicated a bit more time showing the heroine’s struggles with the rest of the staff after she goes from the maid to supposedly the lord of the house’s mistress. This is not something they could have kept quiet and yet he easily introduced her as his aunt’s cousin when the talk of it should have already been spread like wildfire. Unbelievable again!!! They hero and heroine got together without much fuss or resistance on her part for advances made so quickly after their agreement and the only issue apparent was sex and her monster of a father. A bit disappointing but I did try to finish the book. I will definitely not purchase the next book in the series if this one is an indication of how the next book will be.