I read this book years ago together with [b: someone to watch over me|353937|Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, #1)|Lisa Kleypas|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1298514336s/353937.jpg|1823827] and I remember liking it well enough. Reading some of the reviews I am (for the 10000th) time amazed at how different we all really are. I really must read the Wallflower series to see what the hype is all about.
Ross in this book is my type of hero, which, I think, is why I like this book so much. I don't mind a lot of things in a romance novel, but I do gravitate toward quiet male characters. Come think of it, I prefer quiet female leads too. I think I just like characters who are mature, not necessarily in age but in temperament. Ross is just my type: quiet, solid, determined, dignified and not impulsive.
Sophia is similar in characterization but I guess is assigned a more emotional role. I don't mind that as long as the female lead does not throw fits. And thank God this is not a female lead that gets mad at the male character whenever the writer wants to create conflicts.
I do find it a little annoying that Sophia begs Ross to overlook her brother's crimes. It compromises her character a bit, while I do understand loyalty and love she is supposed to feel for her brother. I cannot see it done any other way, but I am not entirely happy with how it is done either. Since I have no better suggestion, I will leave it at that, a minor annoyance.
Lisa Kleypas is a wrtier whose writing I find soothing. She paints a rather vivid picture for me and I could see the characters in front of me. I like her Bow Street Runners and am sad that there are only 3.