For a novel presumably set in 1820, Garwood uses a lot of phrases that weren't used until 1920 - like "yeah" and "sexy." Regency gentlemen don't think someone is "sexy." Reading that just jars me entirely out of the story. Also, how about how he has her sit on his lap in front of visitors? Please, they would barely touch in company. Garwood obviously knows nothing about the period - and it shows. This is just terribly written.