3 1/2 starsA new to me author. Christina Dodd has a unique style which is refreshing for a historical.However, I couldn't like the hero. There wasn't anything about him that warranted all the fawning.(Although, it's probably more historically accurate than many HR novels.) I found him to be a big dick and not especially intelligent. (His deductions as a spy were silly)I loved the heroine, secondary characters and the idea of the plot, but it just didn't do it for me.Even the ending wasn't enough to satisfy.