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The first thing that I think I should say is that this isn't a historical romance; it's an erotic historical romance/historical erotica. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and some of my favorite books are HRER. However, when you pick up a chocolate thinking it's going to have raspberry inside, only to bite in and discover coconut, it could be the best coconut candy in the world and you'll still be disappointed that it wasn't raspberry. I was desperate for more emotional, intellectual, and spiritual connection between these two. As it stood, I couldn't buy into their HEA because it felt so driven by sex. I agreed with the heroine's assessment that the hero would probably get bored of her once the lust died out.
All in all, the writing was lovely, but I don't think that this one was for me. However, I do strongly advise anyone in the mood for a hot and heavy Historical Erotic Romance should pick this up!
This book is lacking depth when it comes to the two main characters. I feel like their relationship started with lust and it stayed within those base instincts. The characters were very likable, but lacked growth. They were from passion to passionately in love and I feel like there was a lot that could of happened in the middle to build up to that point. It would of been nice to find out more about the Hero as well. That would of helped with his character development. All in all I would still recommend the read.