I love Saxon's style. And I would've given this story five stars but I just can't...
I love stong, above-average heroines and Lady Rivenhall was no exception. She's sharp, resourceful, daring, intelligent and sexy as all get out. However, I got so tired of reading how beautiful, so beautiful, so insanely beautiful she was! Made my teeth ache. Plus, I began to dislike how every man she encountered went to his knees because of her beauty. Every. Single. Man. I know heroines can be exceptionally attractive but say it once or twice and be done with it.
The hero was excellent too in his qualities. Aidan hated, absolutely hated his attraction to her, but like every male in the book, just couldn't help himself. I found it hard to believe he'd bo so in love with her just because they were so sexually compatible..because he doesn't learn of her "true" motives until way later in the book. They had good chemistry, but I don't think the love relationship was what it could have been. They fought most of the book, and didn't do any soul connecting/bonding. So this lead me to think he loved her because it was so unexplainable otherwise, because she was SO BEAUTIFUL! And that Lady Rivenhal loved him because HE was so good-looking and because she had admired him and his heroics before they met.
Another reason I didn't give 5 stars..she got me upset more than once. She did a great job introducing awesome secondary characters, only to have them meet an untimely death! Characters I was lead to believe would be good characters in her next novel. She broke my heart a couple of times with this twist. Be prepared for some violence.
Overall, liked it a lot..but it is not a masterpiece, and killing off good characters is something I guess I'll have to get used to.