First I must say I have adored Lyndsay Sands' books for some time now, but I have been disappointed with this series. The first two books, I was able to suspend disbelief as the characters were fun and engaging and the plot entertaining. This last book, however, the heroine is an idiot. I'm sorry, she is. I just found myself rolling my eyes at everything from her flawed reasoning to her lack of sense. And Robert was little better. I found it very hard to believe the explanation given as to why he didn't wish to marry. It was too convenient, an artifice to manipulate the plot and an obvious one (as was most of the happenings in this story). The historical inaccuracies were overlookable to a point, butthe more I read, the more ridiculous and unbelieble it got, and by the end I was reading just to mock because it was THAT bad. The villan was unbelievable and overdone (though his death was entertaining. Stupid, and unlikely given how bright he had been to that point, but entertaining).
Plotwise, it's predictable. Boringly so. I'd have to say this is Ms. Sands' weakest novel to date, lacking believeable, lovable characters and having a ridiculous and overdone plot which was mostly implausible. There was little humor, little spark between the hero and heroine... In all honesty, the best written character in this book is Lisa's maid, Bet.
I think Ms. Sands should spend more time writing her sexy Vampires and stay out of Victorian England. She just doesn't have the gift to write it well. This book won't make it to my shelf. It's going in the circular file under my desk.