This really surprised me. I was not expecting to love it as much as I did. For a romance-historical book this was different for me given it's setting and style of writing but it was nicely done. The beginning was eh but it quickly started getting interesting. Dair really intrigued me and stole my heart with how hard he fell for Emma and the heartbreaking struggle they face and try to overcome near the end was really great and nice surprise. I always like to be pleasantly surprised and this book did it for me.