I became intrigued with Rafe in the Cad and was looking forward to reading his story and was not disappointed. Rafe is not your typical silver tongued, handsome rake. He is not a duke, earl, just a retired army captain who is an unwanted 2nd son. He does not dwell on this though. He wants a wife and a family.His Brenna is not his first choice but as a man of honor when through no fault of either one, he is accused of ruining her reputation. He marries her and discovers that she is really his first choice. Brenna is an independent daughter of a soldier, who lost one fiance to death and another who left her another. Both characters are well drawn and you care about what happens to them.