3.5 StarsNot bad! My first historical romance book, and surprised that it was by Sylvia Day! There were some slow parts. And I didn't entirely take to the female lead, Jessica, until closer to the end of the book. But, I was smitten from the beginning by Alastair! *sigh* What a treat!The secondary story, the budding romance between Michael and Hester, was actually more entertaining than the main event.But, Alastair...*sigh*...he's what made the book for me!