Finally! A non-virgin heroine. I was starting to think that the heroine in historical romances had to be a virgin. I'm glad to see this is not the case. So, overall I rather enjoyed this one. The heroine is a take-no-shit kind of girl, and I liked how she was morally ambiguous. She's no starry-eyed innocent and has no compunction about going after what she wants, so I found her to be one of the strongest characters I've read in a romance thus far. The story doesn't seem related to any of the other novels or novellas that Lin has written thus far, and it was quite well self-contained.