Dr. Rayne Stevens has spent her entire life working toward following in her father's footsteps and standing by his side in his medical clinic. Now that he has retired, she is the sole practitioner and is proud of what she's accomplished, especially with the disdain she's had to deal with due to being a woman in her chosen profession.
After a tragedy puts Lord Sterling into an emotional spin that results in years of dissipation, he believes he has reached his lowest point when he turns up unconscious on Dr. Steven's doorsteps after being dumped there by his friends.
Suffering from injuries that keeps him in the clinic he begins to see the possibility of another life for himself. Now if he could only convince the beautiful, kind and caring doctor that he has turned the corner and is truly a different man.
Readers will remember Lord Sterling from The Courtesan's Daughter and the Gentleman, and Dr. Stevens from The Artist and the Rake.
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Rayne Stevens has proven herself – to her father and to Society. She is a fine doctor and has taken over her father’s practice. Everyone knows Lord Sterling is a reprobate of the highest order. However, when he is dumped, battered and bruised, on the steps of her clinic, Rayne feels duty-bound to take care of him. As Edwin recovers and they spend time together, they become friends, and maybe more. Can it be that, in Rayne, Edwin has found a reason to change?
I really like Edwin and Rayne, how they worked together, and how their relationship grew. We learn why and how Rayne became a doctor (at a time when it was unheard of for a woman to do so), and what tragedy in Edwin’s life caused him to turn from normal Society rake to absolute rotter. The other Merry Misfits and their husbands are here, of course. The story is very busy and interesting. The characters are faced with a long-forgotten fiancé, a rail tragedy, suspicious friends, and an angry father. There is also the delivery of twins and a rather satisfying comeuppance for an old foe. Yeah, busy. I have read and enjoyed all the stories in this series. This is my favorite. I happily recommend them all.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.