This is the best romance I've read in a long time. The hero and heroine are both compelling and relatable, the romance and all of the obstacles in its way are convincing, and there's even a dash of suspense in the last act. Plus it's packed with witty banter, fun side characters, well-researched historical details, and lyrical description. If a few things seem too easily wrapped up (Gordy!), well, that's all right. It's a romance, after all. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!