Georgette Heyer is known as the absolute master of the Regency romance genre. All other writers working the genre stand in her shadow. But Regency Buck is the first of her Regency romances and it shows. She’s not quite at home with the world yet. She’s clearly done a lot of research and has read a lot of Jane Austen and all the details and mimicked dialogue sit uneasily on her romantic mystery plot. While this is by no means a bad book, it is among my least favorite of her Regency romances.