I've read most of Kelypas' books on kindle and this is just as good as the others. The setting is New Orleans and the old Creole society which I found really interesting because most historical romamces are usually set in England. The book almost has a rich atmosphere, the Creole society is very olde worlde and feels quite alien to the modern reader. However, the puffing prideful males, duels and gossiping wives add to the romance of this novel. I loved the world, and there is also a book with Max's son Justin playing lead which is set partly in Creole society. There is abuse and it's obvious from the start that women aren't worth much, their fathers and husbands are considered their masters and legally may do as they like with them. This is a little unsettling but I think Lysette is a brave main character, but not annoying or perfect and I truely liked her.
Overall this is a charming novel, the whole thing is very engrossing. I read 'When strangers marry' in a single day.