This book is great. I was able to read it all on saturday. Being in the car for 4 hours helped - and the book helped me stay sane while in the car for those 4 hours (as my kids screamed from the back seats.)
I loved the part about the duel. The outcome is funny and unlike any duel I've ever heard of. However, I'm not going to tell you what happened - you have to read the book to find out.
My favorite part about this book was that the characters deviated from the rules of propriety just enough to make things interesting. But they weren't complete deviants, either. I really like Jane Austen books, but sometimes they are all so stuck in a shell of decorum that it gets frustrating. And I've also read some books where the characters were completely rule free (remember that historical Harlequin romance book I read - yeah....yikes.)
I can't wait to see what Heidi has written for the next book. I saw on her blog the other day that she finished writing the manuscript, so now all I have to do is wait for it to be published. I can wait, right? I'm totally good at waiting....
Ok not so good at wiating, so maybe I'll just bribe her for a copy of that manuscript - anyone have any dirt on Heidi Ashworth? If you have something juicy enough, I'll let you borrow the manuscript when I'm done with it.