It's hard to go wrong with Stephanie Laurens on the historical romance front. This is another of the (many, many!) Cynster series. I confess that I'm going to start needing a family tree to keep up with some, though she does us all a kindness by re-establishing our hero's connection to the main clan in the first few pages. What I like about Laurens, consistently, is that it's not just about the (sigh) romance, there's a mystery that underlies, which gives you more to do, mentally, than count pages until the next steamy sex scene. Not only that, in this particular volume, it was a good mystery that kept me guessing for a bit - and that can be tough because in addition to reading romances, I read a lot of mysteries, so I'm pretty good at leaping ahead. Simon's not the strongest male Cynster character out there, but he's close enough to make this worth a recommendation.