I read this book in a single sitting turning the last page at 1:10 p.m. This book starts out with the heroine about to be burned at the stake -- hard to get more interesting than that. I like witty/clever characters and this book is full of them. I am a long time romance reader and I just love it when I find a good one that I missed when it was initially published. I will definitely trying to find more books by this author.