I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not as much as Discreet Young Gentleman, but still, it was well written. It's a bit clichéd, you know; young ingenue improves the life of worldly older man and then falls in love with him, but it's a cliché we know and love. I never really connected with any of the characters, but I did love Aunt Matilda; that woman was awesome. My one major sticking point with this book is that the entire plot relies on a series of misunderstandings and coincidences and I'm none too fond of that, but Pearson gets away with it. It's a solid read.