I would give 5 stars but the overall story setting wasn't all that interesting. I won't do a brief book report - instead I will focus on the things I liked about the story.
Lord Jasper Renshaw, although apparently a rake in his past, was an excellent man as a husband and that's always a plus for me. Even before he realized he was in love with Melisandre, he treated her with respect and kindness. I absolutely loved him as portrayed by Ms. Hoyt in particular his sense of humor.
I truly enjoyed Melisandre's character. Seemingly shy and retiring, she had a depth that came out when it was needful. After all, she had the gumption to propose marriage to the man she had loved from the sidelines for 6 years. He, on the other hand, didn't think she was all that beautiful - plain actually, but he always treated her with respect and I loved how he called her "dearest" all the time.
Best scene from the book - when he pressed Melisandre into telling him why she wanted to marry him.