Positively enjoyed this. I'm usually hesitant to read historicals, but I couldn't resist the perfectly damaged, corrupt comte. Throw in some healthy D/s, and I'm a happy woman.I LOVE that Claudia stutters, and is a strong woman. With some switchiness hidden in her, too! I like to think she experimented further with that in her and Gaspard's future.And Gaspard -- ah, I cannot express how much I love my tortured heroes. I just want to give him a big hug! Like all damaged heroes, he has big flaws. But when he realizes his love for Claudia, it's made all the sweeter. Thank you, Edie, for the free copy! I'm hooked, and can't wait to read the stories of Gaspard's fellow spies.