I wanted to love this more than I did, and it's hard to put into words why. I wasn't crazy about the Austen theme (holy P&P fatigue) for one, and that delicious slow burn arc that I loved in the last two books was missing. In A Lady Awakened, Martha was frozen, then thawed as a true connection developed; and A Gentleman Undone had some of the best sexual tension ever. I didn't feel much of that here at all.
Their shenanigans at the end really bothered me too. The oral sex was awkward, but more jarringly - WHY ON EARTH would she have had actual sex with him, after all the talk and reasoning? It made zero kinds of sense given how realistic a character she was. I didn't buy that she was swept away by love and passion.