I liked the book is set in France during the late 1700s. You don't see to many of those in the past five years.
The French prison, Devil's Chateau, is a cesspit where no one comes out alive. So when Reed Harwood is to tossed into a cell for spying, he fears will die there, as there will be no one to help him. He is surprised when "The Black Widow" buys his Freedom. Rumors have reached him the Black Widow buys men for her sex slave, and they mysteriously vanish when she is through with them. Only Reed is confronted with a kind woman, Fleur, and she seems totally at odds with her "black widow" persona. To his surprise, she never tries to make any sexual demands, and soon sets him on his way back to England.
Upon his return, he learns his brother has died and he is now the earl, but he despite all, he cannot forget the woman who saved him. Risking his life, he goes back to France to find Fleur, and defying all, he take Fleur back home as his wife. However, danger follows them back to England.
I loved the fresh setting, not done much of late, and the fact both hero and heroine were willing to die to save the over. Wonderful Romance!