Loved the heroine in this one. Lydia hit Vere like a ton of bricks. :). What a force of nature she is. Knocked him flat on his butt on first encounter. They are so well matched with the banter and the trouble they get into. Shades of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.Best side character goes to Susan the dog. :)I even liked Bertie in this one, never thought I would say that considering his character in the previous book. I was a bit confused at one character though that I thought was already dead in an earlier book in the series, yet clearly alive in this one.