This is my favorite novel of the series so. I know that this is the first book in the Maiden Lane series but I tend to read them out of order.
What I really enjoyed about this novel is how well all the elements were woven in especially the subplots and side stories that will be expanded in future novels. All those elements were incorporated seamlessly into the main couple's story.
I also enjoyed Temperance and Lazurus's individual as well as relationship development. They are both pretty flawed and in a complementary way. There are some issues that are not well developed but you can see Hoyt has thought out and set up the bigger picture.
I really enjoyed this regency batman-esque action suspense novel.