I think the reason I love this series so much, is that it's not like other historical novels flooding the market right now (even though I tend to love those as well). There's always a darker edge to these books, and this one was no exception.
I really loved the thread of danger that never quite left, and the love scenes? *fans self* Yum.
Also, this doesn't count towards the rating of this one, but can I just say how excited I am to read the next one?! Gah! Such an evil tease!
A very solid 4/5 Stars, full review to follow.