My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The ultimate in mind candy reading! But this book is surprisingly solid for a straight up historical romance. The plot is clever and well-paced. The main characters are well developed, human, and likable. And the romance, while predictable, has convincing conflicts and obstacles that, ultimately, are overcome so that everyone lives happily ever after. (I don’t consider that a spoiler, as this is a romance, after all.) The writing style is light-hearted, highly readable, and never takes itself too seriously.
I look forward to reading more in the series.