When I first started reading this I was truly saddened that Elise and Simon had to separate. She was to marry and he was to leave to train . Reminded me of Romeo & Juliet in a way since their love was being denied. Several years passed and now they are pushed together again for a purpose. A Child. It was a little awkward for me when Elise and Simon had to perform in front of the husband and I was hoping it wouldn’t happen again which it didn’t, so after that I found the story very enjoyable. The heat between the two were amazingly orgasmic. His naughty words so unlike a gentleman of the time era was a great touch. Then the plot thickens, untrusting servants, murder, and an arrest this makes for a truly amazing read. This is the first book in the series and I can’t wait to see what is to come next by this author.