One star off because little Harriet never really changes. She's shy and embarrassed the whole way through. But Gilly is wonderful and I suppose with all his growth and discovery during the book it would have been hard to have an advanced love plot as well as all the character growth. It's not about Harriet, nor is the love story the point of this book (oddly enough for a Heyer).
Gideon struck me as delightful as always, and Liversedge is just as wonderfully villainous as I remember him being. Perhaps even slightly better than I remembered. Apart from Gideon he's my favourite character.
It's been a LONG time since I read this one, and apart from a quibble with Harriet and feeling we don't see enough of her, it was even better than I remembered.