I like the way this author writes The dialogue and mannerisms used in the few Regency romances I ve read by her feel authentic while her heroes possess a hybrid of alpha and beta traits, a delicious alphabet a soup of sorts Hehe.Considering his past, Hawkwood didn t act assholey with Amaryllis Merry as one would expect He treated her with remarkable patience under the circumstances I could also tell that he genuinely loved her Merry, on the other hand, I wanted to slap for being so imm I like the way this author writes The dialogue and mannerisms used in the few Regency romances I ve read by her feel authentic while her heroes possess a hybrid of alpha and beta traits, a delicious alphabet a soup of sorts Hehe.Considering his past, Hawkwood didn t act assholey with Amaryllis Merry as one would expect He treated her with remarkable patience under the circumstances I could also tell that he genuinely loved her Merry, on the other hand, I wanted to slap for being so immature I found her anger at Hawkwood to be hypocritical especially since she had administered a deception of her own Merry also couldn t decide on what she wanted from him view spoiler She wanted Hawkwood to recognize her as Rosalind whom he met her first as , but at the same time feared he would She wanted him to love Merry, but was mad he would dare dump Rosalind Merry also believed Hawkwood went along with her charade after he discovered her true identity only so he could marry her for her money when the truth was that he was just enjoying himself too much to stop it It s true Hawkwood had agreed to meet a Merry Trent with the probable intent of marrying her, but I believe he would not have proposed to Merry if she had not turned out to be Rosalind, with whom he was in love with hide spoiler Suffice to say, Merry didn t live up to her nickname but caused unnecessary trouble for her and Hawkwood She didn t mature on her own volition either but was helped by another character playing deus ex machina view spoiler Her father revealed that Hawkwood refused his offer of a settlement because he wanted to marry Merry for herself Thus making her realize he had truly loved her all along hide spoiler Despite my disappointment with the heroine, this is still a pleasant romance overall this was a very sweet story There was a lot of good parts in the book to keep u going I like the dress up part of Rosalind it was cute first book by this author for me well done. No longer a schoolgirl, but not yet out, Merry Trent can only watch and envy the fashionable London throng in the spring ofDetermined to enjoy at least one adventure she borrows boy s clothes and attends a masquerade in disguise But the handsome, world weary Marquis of Hawkwood sees through her deception and determines to know of the masked Beauty he names Rosalind Meanwhile, Merry s matchmaking mother has designs on Hawkwood and contrives that he and Merry should be invited to the same house party at splendid Doverton Park There Hawkwood woos prim Miss Trent in decorous form by day, while spending his nights trysting with the far exciting Rosalind How Merry resolves this tangle and Hawkwood learns that life still holds some surprises make this a Regency romance in the best tradition of masked balls, jilted lovers and happy endings