What a delicious read. Jude is exactly the type of hero I love in my romance novels. Big and strong & sexy as hell. He is the bastard son of a duke but is acknowledged by the duke. His mother was the dukes mistress.
Marissa is a bit flighty, immature and a bit of a snob. I know what happened to her and the way she was, would have never happened in her society in the times of the setting of this story, but heck, its romantic fiction so who cares? It was fun :)