Elena St John is the last of her family running a crumbling estate. She's a young woman who loves her independence and has no intention of sharing her family secrets with the man who comes to inherit. James Stewart and Elena battle it out as he tries to find out what she's hiding and what to do with this fiery ward who is now under his care. The romance between the two gets a bit steamier than I prefer to read, especially being regency. My favorite character was Elena's ancestor, Kathrine, who haunts her with taunts and occasionally agrees to be helpful. A book for those who like mystery mixed with their regency. 2.99 or free to borrow for those with Kindle Unlimited. I received a free copy in exchange for a review.