If you love sexy historical romances with a lot of history woven into the story, you will LOVE this book. This book offers a thrilling, passionate romantic adventure set in time when Louis the XIV, the Sun King, reined France. The war between countries sets the background. The story follows Eros "the Viper", a dark and dangerous pirate with a mysterious past, and Alanis, the beautiful and intelligent granddaughter of a powerful English Duke. It takes you on an incredible "Indiana Jones" type journey through many countries, and introduces you to many great secondary characters. It is fast paced, highly passionate and seductive, and at times utterly heart wrenching! A very satisfying ending too. LOVED IT!!