The starting book and one of the better entries in the very enjoyable Silk & Scandal series. The heroine is likable and easy to respect. The hero is dashing, if a bit irritating in his need to constantly jump to incorrect conclusions. Louise Allen has a great voice, and I found myself chuckling throughout. The romance is wrapped up satisfactorily, but be prepared for the central mystery not to be. There are still seven books to go, after all! My only real complaints: the sex was pretty boring (This is unfortunately true of the whole series. By book 5 I was skimming over just about every sex scene.) and everything felt a bit rushed. Understandable, I suppose, given its length and nature--it's a cut above most Harlequins, but it's still a Harlequin--but it did feel a bit shallow. Still, I'm definitely not sorry I read it!