*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from the author*
I liked this. Liz was a fun character to follow in her dangerous mission, to do one last thing for a crooked man of power. She'd do anything for her older sister, a woman whose life literally threatens to hang by a thread, if she doesn't fulfill this one last thing. It should be simple to betray a man she doesn't know if it means getting her sister back, but when she enters the duke's home as a chambermaid, things start to get deliciously complicated. And that's when the struggles begin.
Her dedication to family is always something sweet to see in someone, but in this romantic case, it was a constant heartache for me because every time she had something good going for her, she later shunned it, in guilt for having what her sister currently could not. Liz keeping her secrets and maintaining a certain facade was cool, but I also liked how it intrigued the expressionless duke. Marcus was a sexy man to read about, very focused and controlled (when he wasn't being distracted by Liz). His reluctance to act on the attraction added with her cautious nature (well, sorta cautious) made for a entertaining read. It was very hot and erotic between the two, and the drama, along with the feels and suspense, resulted in one very happy reader. It's a recommended read if you like things hot and exciting in a historical setting.