In her afterword, Eloisa James said she'd drawn some of her inspiration for this one from House. I see it! Irascible (isn't that a great word) male protagonist, who's a doctor, a grump, and walks with a cane.Banter!!! A heroine who's kind of a bluestocking!Just the right amount of sexiness. A medical mystery.God, I love smart Regency-ish romance!And I actually like this BETTER than House, because actual modern hospital stuff gives me SUCH creeps! Leeches are apparently less horrifying.