A definite improvement over the last book. 3.5 stars. I really liked Pippa. The banter between her and Cross was so good sometimes. I am a bit tired of the whole "I'm not good enough for you" & "I don't deserve you" crap though. But it is historical rom and we are talking about men who are supposedly in need of rescuing. A good woman can change a bad boy and all that. I know. Don't roll your eyes. It's my own fault I like this sh... stuff.