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I am a big Emma Holly fan but this book left me feeling underwhelmed. The heroine, Estelle, is under developed and the little the reader does know about her is because we are told - not shown. It was hard for me to invest in the romance between her and the hero, Edmund Fitz Clare because there seemed so little at stake. I found myself much more interested in the secondary (slightly creepy) romance and, for the first time ever in a Holly book, I found myself skimming through the sex scenes so I could get back to the secondary couple's storyline. I did enjoy the setting of this novel - it takes place in 1930s London and was a nice change of pace from the more common historical settings one comes across. A word of warning about this book - it ends on a huge cliffhanger. Nothing is resolved and for me, it felt a bit abrupt and ultimately dissatisfying. If you are new to Emma Holly, I would not recommend starting with this book.
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Wonderful new series from Holly, I usually don't go for the early 1900s but Holly makes it work.