Sean and Emerald are drawn to each other from the very start. Emerald sees Sean as her Irish Prince. Sean sees her as all things wild and beautiful. But their future will be turbulant and there will be horrors that neither will be able to imagine as well as lose. But in the end there is a happy ending.
Set during a turbulent time in history when it was "bad" to be Irish and foolish to admit that you were is a perfect back drop for this romance. Evil things happened to good people and Henley is not afraid to write about history as it happen. Sean and Emerald's story is a perfect example of how our individual experiences shape who we become. Please don't be put off by the first couple of reviews.
As far as steamy sex scenes go I feel that those in this book are rather tame compared to other Henley novels. Keep an open mind. The characters are likeable and there is laughter and tears in this novel. Yes, Henley shows a dark side of history that still has reprecutions even today. Despite what happens to these two people they still retain the ability to forgive, trust, and love. Some of the most important things in the world.