I truly enjoyed this one! "Freedom" is the theme, and we have a hero who cannot free himself from the demons of his past and a heroine who believes she'll find freedom by living the life of a spinster in Bath. It's a very well done version of the let's-pretend-we're-betrothed plot. The sex is hot without becoming clinical, and mirabile dictu
we have a virgin who does NOT experience a shuddering climax the first time out.
This is a prequel to the Bedwyn series, and I guess I'll have to read them all now.