The black eyes sought his again, and he stared back defiantly, icy anger running in cold currents against his hot arousal. Rafe felt more than provoked he felt deliberately tested to see how long he could stand in the fire.
As long as you dare, he defied her silently.
Most of the time, the cheesiness of romance covers flies by me but for how historically researched and nuanced (the hero got choked up when reunited with his friend!, the heroine looks to be a powerful and owning her sexuality badass) the lead characters are, I'm thinking this story may have been overshadowed for the wrong reasons.
I'm also only 10%, lol, but this is different so good right now.