I wasn’t as taken in with this story as I was with past historical romances I’ve read. I don’t like misunderstanding plot lines. I did like the sensuality of this story. Ms. Ritch has a good grasp of the sensual, and I found myself drawn into the story at a number of points. I really would like to read another book from this author to solidify my opinion of her work, but all in all, I’d recommend this shorty.