Harry Gordon has been on the run since he was twelve. His radical parents instigated a riot, which resulted in warrants for all of their arrests, and he lived in hiding on the Continent until their death. Now he's back in England working in a subversive book store with an illegal printing press when he finds out that his father's family, the Vanes, have searched for him out of need for an heir.
Julius Norreys is a fashionable young dandy whose cold facade hides emotional scars of war. He's charged with teaching Harry everything he will need to know to present himself as an aristocrat, but Harry turns out to be just what he needs to teach him to live again.
This was exactly the book that I needed after the disappointment of Wanted: One Scoundrel. It is at least as much politics as romance, and of course a Pygmalion story as well. There is a lot going on in this book, and some of the published reviews that I read felt that the romance got bogged down. I disagree. If you are as into the history in historical romance as you are the romance, then read this book. If you want acknowledgement in your gay historical romance that the characters could be arrested but don't want angsting about their sexuality, read this book.
Basically, unless you want a wallpaper historical, read this book.