Mistress Of Merrivale is a great historical romance by Shelley Munro. Ms. Munro has provided readers with a well-written book loaded with fantastic, lovable characters. Jocelyn is a courtesan with a protector that no longer needs her services. Leo is in need of a wife to care for his daughter and run his household. When Leo's cousin suggests Jocelyn both of their lives are set in a new direction. Jocelyn and Leo's story is loaded with drama, humor, smokin' hot sex, action and suspense. I loved this story and couldn't put it down once I started it. I can't wait for my next book by Shelley Munro. Mistress Of Merivale is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.