I bought this book on a whim, being that I had never bought one of Ms. Sutcliffe's books before. I ended up reading the entire book (I stayed up until 5:30 AM on a work night!) I could not put this book down! It displayed all of my favorite attributes of historical romance, and the plot was amazing! I just wish Ariel would have been a little more sympathetic to Nicks condition. This book left me hanging on edge until the very last page! A must read!