3.5 starsEvery book should end with the line "They almost broke the bed between them"! It should be the new "the end"! Brilliant.This book...was so heroic and masculine and strong and exciting...handsome. Yes, this book was HANDSOME. Vali, the young lord and Mihai (*swoooon*) the big-hearted bandit - what a couple they make. Lovers and fighters and good, good men. Their relationship was so dear and tender and filled with love and devotion and protection. I so thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was, admittedly, confused at parts. But, didn't mind going back to reread and clarify. Worth it. Seems like Alex Beecroft has made me a fan of historicals! 2 for 2!