I just finished reading this novel and I can not find words to describe it so it touched me. I hesitated to buy this book but I do not regret it. I would be missing out on a masterpiece. A real heart for this wonderful romance. It is written with great accuracy and delicacy. The writing is fluid and pleasant to read. The heroes are adorable and perfect. Although we guess from the start attraction Hugo Trentham Lady Muir, the author was able to describe, with finesse, their psychology and feelings. It feels, in the pages, this passion settle gradually. We want to give a kick in the butt to Hugo and Gwendoline to declare their love. But the author has decided otherwise. She slowly weaves this feeling gradually bringing words, thoughts or attitudes. It is done magnificently. His pen manages to live and vibrate the same time drive the situation evolves. Hugo Trentham is large, constantly frowning giving it an intimidating, austere and cold. His friends call him "uncouth". He became famous hero of Forlorn Hope for bravery. Although qu'anobli, titled and wealthy, he does not like high society and considers himself someone middle class. Behind its shell that is forged, it is proving to be a good lord, tender, generous, touching and engaging. His mask will fall gradually over the pages with Gwendoline. It is a beautiful widow aristocratic, refined, loved by his family and will be, for Hugo, a soothing and comforting balm. Both have had their suffering lots. But the passion that will unite their efforts to recover them, give them a second chance in life. There. I hope not to have not said too much. Tip: please do not miss this gem.