Oh Julian (sigh) - what a fabulous romantic hero. Very well-written book, great story (with some very dark undertones), a beautiful romance. I read this book because the heroine Penelope was almost the only one of the characters in "The Seducer" who interested me and I wanted to read her story. Well worth it!
Sparks fly in the later part of the book between Penelope's sister Charlotte and the barrister who defends Julian in the trial. Hmmm ... might be another good one (Lady of Sin).