So a nosy neighbor is intrigued by the possibility that her neighbor killed the woman he was supposed to marry. Said neighbor is actually far more boring and does mundane work. But he notices his neighbor watching him from her window. While it might be just her not minding her own business Sir Harry is roped into a possible conspiracy and must watch neighbor Olivia to see if what her relationship is to a foreign prince who might be plotting against England. Gasp!
Or something like that. Admittedly I've never read Quinn before but thought the spy angle would be something that would intrigue me. Nope. This has good ratings but the romance genre is just not for me. Neither the heroine nor hero were particularly compelling, although I felt Quinn really tried with a fascinating backstory (drunk father, grandmother who prefers Russian or French over English, etc. for Harry's background) but...not really.
Criticisms were right: I didn't think the writing was very good and find it hard to not agree with the stereotypes of the romance genre. I just don't get it, I guess. Not really sure what drew me to the book (other than the spy angle) but I think it might have been one of those books recommended to me as a gateway to the romance genre.
Skip it. It has its fans and maybe it might be a book for you. But I'd recommend the library if you're not sure.