I love a tortured hero with a mysterious path and wounded soul and superb spy Julian makes a perfect leading man. Grace is an intrepid, entertaining lady and a fabulous heroine. she is more than a perfect match for Julian, dare I say she is his savior. I love that she is not only brave but intelligent. The suspense and action were fabulously paced and the descriptions fantastic. This wounded man and the lovely smuggler are definitely a pair with a story worth reading. If you are looking for a romantic, suspenseful historical story with a great action-filled plot this is the one for you. As a debut novel I cannot wait to see what the follow up story is because this one was a definite winner.