I think this is a good first novel for Grace Burrowes. I like regency & historical novels and the story line in this one is good. I liked her group of characters. The Earl, his brothers, Anna and her sister. My only problem with the book is some of the wording got a little awkward at times. The first 50 pages were probably the slowest for me. After that the story started moving along better.The Earls brothers both Dev & Val look to be interesting characters that I would like to see developed. They will be in the second & third novels.