I received a digital arc of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wow! This book is exactly why Kelly Bowen is on my auto-buy list. The hero and heroine are unconventional, but not so unconventional that their characters seem unrealistic for the historical setting. Katherine is the shrewd daughter of a smuggler who has acquired and honed medical expertise not commonly found in a woman. Harland is a titled lord who rescued his family from the brink of financial ruin and is now bound in a web of obligation he can’t escape. Sweat, stealth and blood throw them together in a desperate gamble. Their passion is quickly ignited and exquisitely wrought. This was an exceptional, five-star read.