Vanessa Kelly's "Mastering the Marquess"

Mastering the Marquess - Vanessa Kelly

Very entertaining in parts (e.g. the love scenes), good period feeling, but other parts were over the top to the point of being gothic (which I detest). Also the heroine Meredith was a lovely person, but didn't quite become a real character that I could relate to.

Several reviewers have called Silverton, the hero, a "rake" but the way he was portrayed in this book, he was definitely not a rake, just a normal red-blooded male. A Regency rake, in my opinion, is a man who is just on the edge of being a real scumbag in his sexual mores, but who is not totally depraved and is still redeemable.