I enjoy reading regencies that have strong female characters, handsome, manly men, vivid descriptions of characters, clothing, places, etc.. This book had all of these things and yet was disappointment. Why? One literally had to read the entire book until the conflict was resolved on the second or so last page. Lady Felicity wants marriage, had money and handsome Gerald FitzDesmond, the Earl of Kilgarvan, needs money. But Felicity wants a home more than anything and the nature of the marriage contracts create discord between the two. As well as lots of other things. The conflicts between the two never, ever, end. It was exhausting to read. Being strong willed, which both were, does not mean stupid or pig headed. One just wanted to hit each with a frying pan to knock some sense into them. The previous reviewer mentions Felicity takes a hard line to get what she wants, but in this case, the hard line was impossible to cross over. I found this especially annoying in light of the pending child she would bear. Skip this one unless you wish to spend your evening rolling your eyes in frustration.