Enjoyable addition to the Bedwyn series. Morgan is an interesting heroine, who both acknowledges her extreme youth (she's only 18) and yet has wisdom beyond her years. I'm not sure that Gervase was as convincing as either hero or lover, he was certainly the weaker of the two characters. The book was paced rather slowly for my taste, it took too long for things to get moving with either the romance or the overall plot. However I thought part of what Balogh conveyed was important, the buildup to Waterloo and the aftermath were critical to the story, kind of mirroring the relationship in a way.
As compared to the other books, this was perhaps not the best, but an important setup in the next couple books.
When Gervase Ashford spies Lady Morgan Bedwyn across the crowded ballroom, he knows he had found the perfect revenge against her brother, the Duke of Bewcastle. His plan was to use Lady Morgan to create a scandal that would embarrass her brother. One night of shocking intimacy does the trick. But Gervase doesn't plan on falling in love with Morgan. And he is shocked to find that she has no intentions of marrying him.
This book started off at a very slow pace. I was bored with the first half. But with the couple's return to London and the scandal that erupts, the story became very interesting. My rating: 4 Stars.