Even though this story was filled with every contrived and cliched historical romance plot ever written, from amnesia (not a big part but mentioned in chapter 2), secret wedding, first spouse not really dead and shows up at second wedding, rags to riches, servants secretly raising child of peerage to save her life, evil family villain, etc etc etc... I still loved this book!
In particular, I loved Lily. She was refreshing and sweet. I loved how she and Neville never gave up on their love for each other, it endured a lot of horrors thrown in their way and it was believable! I will say though that my favorite character was the Duke of Portfrey. I actually teared up a little for him and I NEVER do that. Well almost never :)
I also felt very bad for Lauren, the jilted bride. Well she was not really jilted at least not intentionally and I look forward to reading her story in the next book.