This was not your standard feel good kind of historical romance. I have to say I found myself rather numb when I finished it. Featherstone captured the anguish of what an addiction can do to the one experiencing it along with the family and friends also affected by it. She also did an excellent job of detailing the love the H/h had for each other although, at times, even that love was addictive. Good read. I recommend but don't plan on a feel good, mushy, happy kind of thing here. This read is intense.