I didn’t have high hopes for Emily in the beginning of the book. I thought she was going to be a simpering, daddy-did-me-wrong girl. She had fallen for the bad boy, was disdained by her father and un-protected by her mother because she was just as much a victim as Emily. Tragedy upon tragedy strikes and Emily loses everything. In walks Angus. He saves her, loves her and tries his best to protect her. This book has a slow boil. It starts as a romance story and ends in a fantastic mystery/action storyline. I was blown away at how much I liked this book. I really thought I wouldn’t. The author has a way of snaring you before you even realize. This is a great read. Definitely for the historical romance buff like myself.