A remarkable book, Ms Heyer introduces you early on to the male character who you assume is the hero of the story and then to a young, beautiful female you take to be the heroine of the story. Just like in most Regency romances, you say? Quite correct. You follow the young heroine through increasingly unbelievable antics until about three-quarters through the book you find yourself getting fed up with her shenanigans only to have the older female you had cast in a supporting role steal the lead. Ms. Heyer always entertains but this time she outdoes herself.