I wish this one was longer, I just didn't want it to end. I'm not usually a fan of historicals but I loved the way this one was written. I really was rooting for Lily and James. And even though I knew things were going to come to a head, I still cringed and railed when Lily ran away.
I was surprised about Lily's connection to James's wife's family (I bet that makes no sense , but it will when you read it). I was also surprised considering that the author talked about the book being light BDSM that crops and whips were brought out. I thought things were a bit more involved that light but I guess it depends on your perspective.
I'm a huge fan of Ms. Joseph's and I truly enjoyed this one. It's just reminded me of how much I need to get back to her work.