Although this is the third book in a series I was able to read it as a standalone without feeling lost or confused. The writing is very well done and expertly edited. The plot is interesting and refreshingly clear of stereotypes often found in historical romances. The characters, especially the main female, are well fleshed out, believable and easy to relate to or connect with. Overall this was quite the enjoyable read and one I could easily recommend to readers of romance. I received an evaluation copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion and review. In no way has this influenced our opinion.