I had never read anything by this author before, but this was on sale and I thought it sounded interesting, so I gave it a try. I didn't realize it, but it's not my usual reading fare, which is fine. I like to read outside my usual, sometimes. It's just that there's not much romance between the hero and heroine. Instead, the heroine constructs romantic fantasies about the past based on antiques. She imagines the owner of said antique in romantic situations. And she romanticizes current male acquaintances (sometimes celebrities) in romantic historical situations. Honestly, I thought about not finishing it. But, it picked up in the second half with slightly more interaction between the hero and heroine.