Never Resist a Rake
If you love Regency romances, RUN to purchase this book! It is, without a doubt, the best I've read for a very long time.
John Fitzhugh Barrett has recently learned that rather than being the penniless bastard he was raised to believe he was, he is heir to a marquessate! Now he must manage to become the person his new family wishes him to be, without totally giving up his free-wheeling, roguish ways.
Rebecca Kearsey is the daughter of a baron... usually a perfectly respectable title. However, this particular baron has a bad habit of gambling away any amount of money that crosses his path, much to the detriment of his family. Rebecca has no hopes of making any sort of match with a family such as this.
John and Rebecca meet in a most unusual way... she has gotten herself into an awful scrape, and without giving any spoilers, of course John rescues her. They get to know each other, and begin to fall head over heels for each other.
As with a typical Regency romance, of course there is the usual boy meets girl, disastrous events occur, and many misunderstandings happen on their way to eternal happiness. But Ms Marlowe has turned this story into so much more than that. Highly recommended!