This was a story that I had to read in one sitting. I chose a day that it would happen. This is a hot steamy story steeped in history. Maggie is a young woman who finds that she is attracted to a devilish Duke. She is aware of his 'tastes' but marries him regardless. Robert learned at an early age that pleasure came in many ways. He also say something in Maggie that would make her the perfect mate for him. He teaches her about pleasure and pain, and they learn together about love and how it helps overcome difficulties in life. I loved the bit of history with regards to King Charles II and how the couple fit into the scheme of it all. I look forward to the next book which continues their story.