I was greatly interested to see where Foley was taking this series after the last book. That book seemed to have a conclusion to the story arc. What this story brought was a more definite conclusion to that story arc and an introduction to Beau's teammates in the Order. And of course, we get Beau and Carissa's love story.
Beau and Carissa's relationship is a rocky one. They are forced to marry after a compromising situation and Carissa overhears Beau talking about the Order. Though there has been an attraction between the two from the beginning, neither really knows the other. Carissa knows Beau as a libertine, going from one woman to another. And Carissa is always sticking her nose in everyone's business. Their main obstacle to happiness is trust and that trust ends up intermixing with Beau's problems keeping the Order smoothly running.
I like these two characters very much, and they are definitely what kept my attention the most in this book. I thought Clarissa would be a little annoying, always getting into other people's business. But she has a reason for looking into other people's secrets and she's smart with the knowledge she acquires. Beau is just plain fun.
Some historical romance series can easily be read out of order, but this is definitely one that needs to be read from the beginning.
ARC provided through Edelweiss.