Things have gotten awfully comfortable and pleasant for our two Hs. I'm not sure if I like the speed of this development towards HEA. Where's the conflict?? Where's the ANGST??? Oh, m/m historical, you'd better deliver!
So...there are outside forces acting against our two Hs. Not entirely sold on this "conflict." I don't think this is developing quite as well or elegantly as I'd expected it to, given the book's slow and well-established foundation.
Thus far, a compelling and well-written story that's developing at a slow burn of a pace. That said, things just took a very dark turn. I'm surprised; I wonder where the author is going with this changed worldview.