Just lovely. Beautiful, precise writing. Crackling, intelligent dialogue. Intoxicating period atmosphere. And a swoon-worthy pairing between an irascible rebel and a by-the-book solicitor afraid of following his heart’s desire. This is one of those novellas I enjoyed so much, I’m deliberately putting off reading the next two installments because I know I won’t want this series to end. Joanna Chambers is a literary light in the crowded field of gay romance.