A Heart Too Proud - Laura London

London's usual format: innocent heroine, cynical rakish hero, mysterious villains, and a cast of fun secondary characters. This is sort of a gothic romance parody, with the heroine frequently commenting on what an idiot she's been. The first-person narrative is sometimes funny, but despite her self-awareness, her idiocy got on my nerves. The Bad Baron's Daughter is still my favorite of their historicals, after The Windflower.