I am not one to read romance, however, this book caught my eye and I decided to give it a try. I'm actually glad that I did. While the plotting was slightly more than average for a romance novel and the character development was exactly what I expected, that didn't manage to keep me from enjoying the setting of the book. I have to say the author is adept at world building. She took what the reader already knows about England's history and weaves it with the legend of the elves to make a world that feels both comfortable and exotic at the same time. Surprisingly, I would recommend this book.