I was expecting Beauty and the Beast, yet what I got was more like Eliza Doolittle and the Professor and I loved it! From the start I didn’t know what to expect and I was dreadfully afraid that Lydia had made a horrible mistake but I’m so glad she made the decision she did. Lydia wasn't the typical heroine but she was easy to relate to and I couldn't help hoping everything would work out for her because she found herself in a situation totally not of her making. Lord Sanford was a delight once we got to see him on his home turf. It was wonderful watching him starch-up whenever he relaxed too much around Lydia but it was so sweet watching his reactions. His mother was quite the pistol and I loved her snotty attitude and take charge ways and how her interference seemed to bring the lead couple and their staff closer together. This was a scorching hot read with elements of genuine sweetness and I enjoyed it immensely. This is a must-read if you like your historicals hot and hysterical!