Have read practically all her books and this is my absolute favourite. I read it, then as soon as i got to the end i started all over again. Nicholaa first appears to be brave, resourceful, then she spends the rest of the book crying, shouting and most annoyingly smiling. i love royce's little lectures whenever she does something bad. the scene where she tries to get him drunk is priceless! The best part of this book is that it is relatively stress free, no misunderstandings, or partings, I would love to see more of her brothers in another book, just to tie up some loose ends, otherewise it was perfect. I recommend it to anyone who likes historical romance.