Pretty typical Quick. Which was the problem I had with it, there wasn't anything new about it. This one felt very much like her other paranormal historical romances. You could have transplanted the H and h from many of her other books into this one and they would have slotted seamlessly into place. Even the conversations between Beatrice and Joshua felt like treading the same ground that the H/h usually go over in Quick's books. It wasn't bad, and if you like her books it'll appeal to you for the same reasons her others do, just don't expect Quick to take any risks at all or try anything new with this one. For me, I've read enough of her other books to make all the similarities to past books glaringly obvious and to really suck all the fun out of reading this one.