It's been a while since I've raved about a book, but I truly, truly loved this one. I went into it with no expectations - I've been on a definite historical romance slump, and especially slumping in the areas of regency or Victorian (this is a Victorian). But I met Meredith at RWA last year and she was such a fun, sparkling personality that I wanted to read it, regardless of genre ennui.
I. Loved. This. Book. Words cannot describe how much I freaking loved this book. I started to read it and couldn't put it down. After I finished it, everything else made me fussy because it was Not This Book. She ruined me for a good two weeks on other reads.
The hero and heroine were perfect. Perfect. If you liked Loretta Chase's MR. IMPOSSIBLE, you simply must read this book. Jane at Dear Author gave it an A. The Book Smugglers gave it an 8 out of 10. It's brilliant and clever and tender and I think Duran is going to be the next Loretta Chase.
You seriously want to read this book, guys.