Definitely just found a new Keeper KEEPER.
Lady Anne's Dangerous Man by Jeane Westin.
(Thank you, Bev--Was it you THIS time? or Kristie?)
Great characters, great dialogue, good plot, good time period (non-Regency).
I need to write down what really worked, but before I do that, I'm off to read the blessed thing again. Hee hee. Delighted giggling ensues.