The premise was delicious: the lady is rather horrified to discover that she's got the feelz for the land steward, who in turn realizes that his employer's flighty aristo ways are just an affectation. Then the villain turned absurd, and the hero never let the lady speak her mind or try to solve conflict - he would just shove his tongue in her mouth while pulling up her skirts. That oughta shut 'er up!
It all stayed very shallow, and Harry turned into a pushy alpha. I missed the swoonworthy beta from the opening chapters.
Elizabeth Hoyt and Lisa Kleypas share the same space on my shelves. They are very readable, but I am always aggravated with the inevitable villain subplot, which is generally used to push the MC from lust to love. LK wins the cage match easily - she's wittier with dialogue, and has Leo Hathaway and Christopher Phelan in her corner.