Meh. Contrary to some other reviews, I thought the first story, set in Regency England, was the better of the two. Perhaps it is because I have read all the Samantha Jellicoe books and this was a not particularly interesting installment in her series. There wasn't enough new development in either Sam or Rick to make the story worthwhile and the story itself was thin and lackluster.
I've made this comment before, but I feel i must add it here as well. Suzanne Enoch writes terrible love scenes in her historical romances. Much as I like her romance development overall, she writes love scenes with virgins who never feel pain, always have orgasms, and know exactly what to do without any prior knowledge, explanation, or embarrassment. It is so cringe-worthy and eye-rolling it really takes away from what would otherwise have been a good story.
Second part was better than the first. In the first part the heroine was a bit of a twit!
It was a semi good book. I liked the two stories connecting.
Two stories. One historical and one contemporary. This was a pretty good read. I don't normally like contemporary romance but this one was an exception.
At first I didn't know this book was part of the Rick & Sam series. I actually skipped over it and read Touch of Minx first before discovering this one existed. It is book 4. It has a historical romance first and then the 2nd half is Rick & Sam. I don't typically read historical romance (or any romance that isn't romantic suspense), but I enjoyed that story as much as Rick & Sam.