I read the first book in this series because I read lots of crime fiction and I love the Regency period. I was somewhat underwhelmed and didn't bother to read the follow up. However, while on holidays recently I decided to give the series another go. This book was an enjoyable read. The characters and plot were engaging, although I don't think Ms Harris does Regency language nearly as well as, say, Georgette Heyer. At any rate, I enjoyed Why Mermaids Sing enough to keep on reading the series.