Wow. What an exceptional book. It took me a while to get into it at the start with the going back to the past and then to the present but it didn't take long for me to into the swing of the story. I have never read a political fictional story before, but this story is so intense. I laughed and cried throughout this book. There are some truly horrific scenes in this story as well. The book held me captive from beginning to end. I cant wait for the rest of the series to come through. I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who likes a good romance, throw in some intense darkness and a whole lot of turmoil.