Ah, I do digress. The first paragraph holds a lot of what I liked about this book: "Sunset fell early over the moorlands of northern England, and prudent men abandoned the road to the criminal, the desperate, and the mail coaches." Clever word choice, a self referential tone and of course the most important thing of all, the oxford comma.
Well, actually over the years I have lost a lot of my oxford comma fervor but the book brims with humor and fun characters and witty rejoinders you wish you had thought of yourself.
Giles is an American who is helping his father on a treasure hunt of sorts, Audrina has just been abducted against her will by a suitor and her father blames her, or at least doesn't defend her quite as vociferously as she might like. Lady Irving is the cantankerous woman of a certain age who pushes people around for their own good, insulting them while she is at it.
At first I was annoyed by the author writing sections in minor characters voices (I'm here for the primary romance, hello!) but then I came to really enjoy it. They are fun characters and I loved that they were non-traditional voices we don't generally hear.
Terrific regency romp.