Prelude to a Scandal - Delilah Marvelle I did like it. I liked the way hero and heroine had to take one step a time and sometimes

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one step back as where hero goes to his bedroom and pleasures himself in front of the portrait (mistress if his brother, he had once wanted and hi brother had send the portrait do torture him.

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He was not perfect but neither was she. She never questions her trip towards the end of the story and even I found his excuses difficult to believe and requesting her not to read his letter until 2 weeks later???? Anyone with sense (a little at least) would have smelled a rat.

There are far too many romance novels with absolute perfect heroes and heroines.