I liked this book. I find that Samantha James, always manages to make me empathetic about her heroes' feelings. The pros: three-dimensional personalities, a little bit of mystery and a slightly gothic atmosphere. The cons: this was not an historical; it was a contemporary romance where the hero happened to wear breeches and a hat and the heroine petticoats. Both hero and heroine were completely out of their place and time. I cared enough for the hero and heroine to not overly mind the historical innaccuracies, but I think this one is the definition of wallpaper historical. However, I enjoyed it a lot and had a good time reading it.