I considered not finishing this book when, more than halfway through, the heroine was still being dishonest about her motives and intentions with the hero. While I'm glad I finished it, I find her actions - both before he learned of her deceit and after - tarnished the story. This was a well written historical romance that deals very well with the personal journey of the heroine. But I found it somewhat lacking in the romance. Not that I didn't believe in the hea, but that I wasn't invested in them as a couple so much as I was curious about them as individuals.