This is a fantastic story about a strong woman who finds herself and comes to terms with a rogue who is really a sweetheart in disguise. I was also impressed that the romance (my wording for hot monkey love) was worked in so that you wanted it and the story wasn't dependent on it. I fell in love with Rane myself which is always a good sign for a hero in my book. Florie as the female lead is just wonderful and strong. I loved the fact that it is Florie who wants revenge. I wanted to be dashing through the forest with both of them. Of course, you need an evil character to make the whole thing work and Lady Mavis certainly fills the bill.