3.5/5; 4 stars; B+Although this book just came out this year, it takes places chronologically before Dudley #1 and Dudley #2. I enjoyed the development of the character of Angeline. She came across quite differently in this book compared to how she is in Dudley #1, More than a Mistress. However, the two persona's mesh because in Dudley #1 she is always going on about her 'nerves' and her bonnets but from the perspective of having now read Dudley #3, I can see it doesn't necessarily mean she is shallow and flighty.Balogh has a way of painting non-traditional leading characters in a very interesting and appealing manner. I quite liked her depiction of Heyward and enjoyed the revelations that helped to understand his character and motivations. I thought the ending was a bit weak but all in all it was an enjoyable read and, for me, a good chance to reacquaint myself with a fictional family I like.