Surrender to the Marquess by Louise Allen
This is a really intriguing book, above and beyond the charming Regency romance it tells. I found myself thinking about it long after I’d finished, because there’s some really deep stuff in here, far beyond the usual fluff Harlequin romances deliver. Louise Allen really knows her subject, and, Austenesque, she delves far beneath the surface emotions and adds some beautifully subtle depth to the work by examining the social mores of the period. I was genuinely fascinated and I’ll be looking out for more of her work.