My friend introduced me to Catherine Coulter through this book, and glob I loved it. CC writes in a straight-to-the-point way that manages to be funny because it's so honest and plain. Her characters speak so strangely, unlike with other historical romances I read. They are way too honest, and somehow CC's writing style works.
Maybe it's because this is the first Coulter I read, that I didn't find it lacking or disappointing. I loved Grayson St. Cyre. He kind of reminds me of Freddy from Georgette Heyer's [b:Cotillion|311165|Cotillion |Georgette Heyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1266521416s/311165.jpg|2093215]. No brooding heroes for me!