Don't you love when a book makes you feel butterflies in your stomach & sets your heart racing? That's exactly what this book did for me. I LOVED Jane & her cousins, the Weyland Eight. There should be a series devoted to them!Women who love their drink, their raunchy novels, gambling, to infiltrate courtesan balls! HA!Women who are witty, smart, and headstrong & are not afraid to speak their minds. What a refreshing change of pace to sherry drinking, blush-at-seeing-a-mans-backside, virginal-to-their-toes women usually featured in historical romances. Even though, towards the end, I was fed up with the "curse" talk, I loved Jane & Hugh's romance. KC can do no wrong!