I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I have to admit. I started reading it to get it read and get the review done, I'm in one of those phases, thank goodness they only last a day or so, anyway...I started to read it and about 2 chapters in, I was hooked. The book has wonderful character development, great plot-in movement and drama, steamy romance, raw emotion, and my personal favorite, excellent vocabulary. The characters are what draw you into the story, it starts with such a young (-ish for the time period) women who is wrestling with her mind about her age and naivety, but she is strong and an excellent heroine and complement to the wild and untamed Lord Hope. The plot was excellent, it progressed quickly, there were no awkward -move along- moments and there were balls, guns, Indians, royalty, and even a fairy tale. I will also say that there were a couple of moments I actually teared up, it was so sad, and I don't tear up very often. To conclude: Elizabeth Hoyt also has excellent vocabulary, I can't remember the last time I had to bust out the dictionary (ok, it was Google) and look up a word...it was great! Also, I love that Ms. Hoyt used the actual term for a certain part of a male anatomy ;) it was refreshing and surprisingly erotic. I very much enjoyed this book. I hope everyone else does as well.
*Received this book as an ARC from Hachette*
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I give this book 5/5stars. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★