I am a huge fan of historical romances, but this book just didn't engage me. The description sounded promising, but after making into the first few chapters of the book I realized I didn't really like either of the main characters. They never seemed quite realistic to me, and other than their connection through the heroine's brother and nephew, I never understood why they loved each other. The plot had a bit too many perfect coincidences that were not integrated in such a way as to make it seem plausible.
Furthermore, the villain's name was "Rood Kruel." Really?? .... REALLY?
After that I had a hard time taking it seriously.