This was an awesome read.It had the same flowing, beautiful prose as most of Harper Fox' books, and the strong sense of atmosphere. I am wondering who she does it in short novellas like this one. It had an elegant little mystery/history side plot - nicely done.But what made it a really great read, was Owen. O my. How I love a gentle main character who is strong and reserved, not flashy, who doesn't whine, doesn't beg. The secret tears after the break-up, coupled with the stoic behaviour - just wow. A very enjoyable read.