This is one of the first romance novels I ever read, back in high school. The BFF gave it to me, and I fell into a whole, strange new world of reading. After that, we read everything we could get our hands on by this author, because she has a way of transporting you to a different time and place. She also writes strong and interesting characters, who often butt heads, which makes the stories even more fun.
It was strange to reread this after so many years, but 36 year-old me had to see if this book was still as good as 16 year-old me thought, and I definitely was disappointed. I did notice things like clunky, unnatural dialogue in a few spots, as I am a bit more discerning as a read now. However, the story as a whole was still enjoyable, and I will always remember it fondly.