I tried this back in the days when I read almost no romance except Georgette Heyer, and didn't really give it a fair shot. I wasn't used to the style, and could not deal with sex scenes in historicals back then. (Especially since my mother-in-law lent it to me! I was too embarrassed to give it back.) Now I see I've been giving Amanda Quick a bad rap. It's fast paced and fun, and although the too too adorable heroine drove me up the freakin' wall most of the time, she has moments of intelligence and insight. The vengeful hero redeemed by love plot has been done to death, but here it still has freshness and vitality.