Kate Reading is AMAZING! (now that the obvious is out of the way :o)
Loretta Chase is a character writer - more to the point - a character in..Show More »teraction / dialogue writer. She can have (but usually doesn't) a lack luster story but her characters interactions and dialogue make the whole book wonderful.
This book had a little different story - not the typical girl looking for a man - falls in love with a rake. This is more girl is NOT looking for a man - falls for a rake - but has a secret that could ruin her family name. Okay the rake in this situation is the youngest Carsington brother - Darius. He is hard NOT to fall for. He's good looking (& knows it), charismatic (and knows it), and Oh those hands! Plus he takes a young unwanted boy who under his wing which makes him irresistible.
Charlotte is a great character and I absolutely love the interaction between her and Darius. I loved this book and it is definitely worth a credit!