This is the start of a new series for Sophie and the first book is a winner. This is a quintessential historical romance. The characters are strong, memorable, with a great plot that keeps you entralled until the end. It has romance, laughter and a lovely love story, and a wicked step mother.
The tortured hero, Declan, disowned by his father becomes a bad boy who doesn't follow the fules. Roasalie, the neglected young lady who has no where else to go and winds up on Declan's doorstep. And so it begins.
This novel was well paced with lots of surprises and suspense to satisfy any reader. I like Sophie Jordan and cannot wait for the next book, hopefully about Max and Aurelia.