Hands down one of the best historicals I've read this year. I am a sucker for a good historical romance read, and I couldn't ask for more with this book. Wonderful writing, interesting characters, a good dose of sexual tension and steamy sex, and a captivating plot. There was some cute funny moments, but mostly it is a tender and intellengent story of two opposites finding they have more in common than they first realized. This book is much better than her debut book from last year (Duke of Shadows), which was good but not great. I can't wait to read the next one coming out in a few weeks. This author has moved to my 'auto buy' list.