"This historical is a sexy romp.... True to its characters and historical facts, Poole’s novel immerses readers in a seductive Renaissance environment, full of danger and passion."
"A welcome antidote to the usual melodramatic Borgia fare."
"This third entry in the Francesca Giordano series brims with vibrant historical detail and features a chilling mystery. Poole’s fascinating heroine’s first-person viewpoint presents readers with a unique glimpse of the Borgias and intimate details of this unconventional family and the intrigues that surround them. This is a historical thriller sure to please."
--RT Book Reviews
"A satisfyingly twisty plot and rich historical details about Renaissance Italy."