Viscount Hartleigh, Lesley,is one of the sexiest, funniest, endearing men I have read in a regency to date. He is an adonis and the poor housekeeper (really, a daughter of an earl) and a widow with a small daughter, ends up being crazy about him and his baby daughter, who is left on his front steps. It was a great story and a fun romance. I did not really like the bit with the ex-husband, whom Carissa thought was dead. It went on too long. Also, the night when Carissa approaches Lesley to sleep with him, he says no, was silly. He was obsessed with her, he desperately wanted to sleep with her; he should not have turned her down. He already wanted to marry her. It really is okay for a regency to have a couple share a night of passion!