Very well-written story, with a different premise that made it interesting from the first page. Full of subtle humor and well-rounded characters, it was a delight to read. I especially appreciate that Laura Matthews does not modernize the character's actions or dialogue. Very few contractions found throughout their speech. Bravo! I sure wish more authors would do the same and stop dumbing-down the dialogue for readers. (Yes, that's a huge pet-peeve of mine.)
If you are a fan of real Regencies, Laura Matthews will be a delightful surprise. This is the third book of hers that I've read, and each one has been keeper.
From the back: Diana had wounded him! By accident, of course. Her dog had jostled her arm, and her arrow had gone astray. Nonetheless, the Eighth Viscount Alma's injury was such that he had to remain with the Savile's for two week's recuperation, and Diana Savile felt obliged to keep him amused as best she could...
This was an interesting story and I really enjoyed it, but I would have enjoyed it more if there hadn't been so much talk about sex. You see, Diana shot Alma in the butt, and only she was able to remove it. So she saw him partially naked and it didn't seem to faze her. Four years prior, Diana's older brother caught a neighboring young man attempting to seduce Diana and she was too caught up in the enjoyment to stop him. So then the readers get to listen in as the older brother warns Diana about her obvious passion problem. Diana trys to ask different women if they enjoy sex. And when Alma goes back to London we see that he spends a lot of time with his mistress. The young man from four years ago shows up to apologize for his behavior and no one trusts Diana to control her desire. And I'm leaving out several more scenes.
Overall, it would have been a wonderful story, but I wish the author had spent more time developing the characters and the plot instead of focusing on sex. It wan't necessary.