Gina is transported back in time to meet and fall for handsome Dominick. OK so the plot isn't very complex, what does set it apart is the focus on the court of King Charles and his spoiled wife. The first part of the book wasn't as I expected as Gina struggles to figure out what has happened, how to live in this time period and for her growing feelings for Dominick. I was surprised at the "ease" with which it all happened, I really expected more drama and tension but Dominick is so perfect, he has no flaws, nothing to have tension with and she quickly abandons her lifelong hatred of men to fall for him. On his side he suspects her of complicity but doesn't really do much about it which seemed a bit unrealistic.
However once she finally succumbs to him and they start feeling like a pair of lovers, the story then abruptly shifts to palace intrigue with a attempt on King Charles' life. Interestingly this seem to consume most of the rest of the book and their love is moved to the side, they get together for a fierce quick 2 page passion every chapter but the rest of the book is about the intrigue. There are lots of twists and turns and it has a great ending! One which you could probably see coming but nevertheless had me grinning like an idiot.
I normally stick to the author's I know and love (Kurland, Feehan and Gregory). My sister gave me this book and suggested that I might expand my reading list. I am certainly glad I did - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Her writing style reminded me a little of Lynn Kurland, but she had a slant on the time travel genre that I really enjoyed. Will I read more of Flora Speer's books? You bet I will.