I loved this book! Period romances are always a gamble for me, some I can get into and some fall short, this book was definitely a win. I liked the fact that this story was not only romance and steamy moments, there was betrayal, plotting of murder, evil family members and a spy. Philip loves Emily, even though he doesn’t admit it readily, the way he acts towards her, anyone can tell. But the way he acts towards her.. sometimes I wish Emily would tell him off, but that would not be appropriate for the times. Annalise is a nasty mess, and throughout the whole book I was wishing she would get slapped, but I guess her fate was worse since she was in a way abandoned, or what I would qualify as abandoned when she is found out. Emily is a sweetheart and handled everything so perfectly, I hate that she had to put up with Annalise and sometimes her husband’s actions and words. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store next.