A really excellent old Regency. The hero's internal conversations were so funny, he was such a misanthrope, and honest to a fault. A really touching ending too, the kind that makes you happily teary-eyed.
After this book, I have to read everything Dolan wrote.
It was simple for Miss Verity Jolliffe to find out a great deal about Gabriel Rainsford, Lord Sherington. His good looks and wealth were evident. His arrogance and ruthlessness were legendary. Still, a question remained. What could Sherington see in a modest young lady like her, whhen he had the voluptuous Eleanor Lowndes as his mistress, and the most beautiful belles of the town eager to be his bride? Did he want her as a plaything for his jaded desires? or as a wife in a mockery of a marriage? Or as a means of revenge on all womankind? But whatever he wanted, Verity feared that one thing was certain. Caught in his spess, she would find it heartbreakingly hard to say no.