I'm an author and lover of dark fantasy and romance books.
This was an enjoyable read. I liked the intrigue right off the bat with Jenna's illness and the antagonist's recognition of her, telling us Jenna was deeply involved in whatever disaster threatened London. Luke is also a likeable, swoon worthy hero with flaws and ghosts of his own, which I love in a hero. I have to say I'm a big fan of British TV, books and the general attitudes and humor of the British, so I quite enjoyed the language and "voice" of the characters.
The romance took a back seat to the mystery in my opinion, but it was still well rounded and still heartfelt. The plot moved along well, and although the most immediate threat was averted by the end, the main story arc seemed as though it will continue into another book. One I will most definitely read.
I had a few brow raising moments, but not many, like one decision on Jenna's part to do something she knew would endanger the lives of others, but it didn't affect my enjoyment of the book. Overall, Ms. Croft helped me escape into another world for a while, and I would recommend this book to those who love a good mystery, lots of action, and a hard-won romance.