This story kept me in my chair. The heroine is a strong woman. Marianne will do whatever it takes to protect her sister. She even steals information and runs into a spy. Nicolas is a man who will not let anyone in. He carries more than his share of guilt. They push each other's buttons, and the heat builds. Nicolas promises Marianne that they will be together. Their hearts get involved, and things get interesting. The history of Napoleon fills in the background with some interesting tidbits. I really enjoyed this story. I will read more from K.C. Bateman.
I had a chance to read this through Netgalley.