One of my good friends reads a lot more historical romance than I do, which is great for me, because when I'm in the mood I can just get recommendations from her and not have sift through for quality myself. She told me to read this one because it starts with the heroine correcting the hero's math, and that is basically my IDEAL meet-cute. And this did not disappoint - it had a smart, nerdy heroine, in a way that didn't feel anachronistic, and a complicated hero who had to work through his issues. Plus a heist! Sort of! I don't want to spoil but that part toward the end was DELIGHTFUL.
By coincidence, I heard Sarah MacLean on a panel on Romance and Resistance at BookCon as I was in the middle of reading this, and she was GREAT on it, so I'm delighted to have liked this book and am looking forward to reading more of her work, especially given what she said about how the 2016 election made her think about her characters and especially her powerful male character differently.