I finally got around to reading Alec's story, as I said I went into the book not liking the character of Lord Alec Knight due to reading the other book sin the series. But Foley really outdid herself with this one as it is my second favorite of her series, right behind Lady of Desire and the character of Billy. Alec turns out to be a really sympathetic and worth hero. His struggle with gambling and the need to prove himself and to help Becky, the love interest, is excellent to read. This one had, by far, the most sex in it, but given his reputation it was not entirely unwarranted - not exactly my cup of tea to have so many though . It was very well written and definitely something that I would read again. He came out on top, which is why I like romance novels because you always know there is going to be a happy ending. I always reserve them for when I need a pick me up and this one worked on all levels, which is why I would recommend it.