Though this was a romance set in historical times, I don't know that the setting was that important to the overall story (it some ways, Venus' actions seemed very wrong given the time period). It was a fun, quick romance with lying scoundrels and mistaken identities and nudity. The nudity was fun.I almost wish this had been a full length novel. I also wouldn't be adverse to picking up the first book in the series.The Duchess of Love was a free Kindle book on Amazon that I downloaded on June 4th, 2012 for the Why Buy the Cow? challenge.