Hmmm. Tough to rate. Very light and fun. I love Loretta Chase's humor, and the Venetian setting was fab. I wasn't crazy about some of the language - too anachronistic (ie, "puke" - that may or may not have been a word employed back then, but, I kinda doubt it). I also thought the heroine was a bit much with her half-hearted revenge - that seemed more like a plot device than anything else. It was entertaining but not one I'll remember.