Mary Balogh's "The Last Waltz"

The Last Waltz - Mary Balogh

There is no author of romance who comes even close to Mary Balogh in her understanding and knowledge of the human heart. I don't know how Balogh does it, but she nearly always manages to pull me right into the story in the first few pages and I can't stop reading until it's finished. Very few other romance authors do this so consistently and so well.