This was an excellent historical romance and something a bit out of the ordinary.
In this beauty and the beast kind of story, I found the characters of Sabine and Foye fascinating and highly sympathetic, both hiding their true selves from the world, with love being the last thing on either of their minds. The chemistry between them was instense from the start and the developing romance was highly believable.
The writing and setting (early 19th century Ottoman Empire)in this novel were superbly done. I highly recommended to HR lovers looking for a great romance with an exotic setting and adventurous plot.