I actually bought this book back when it came out in dead tree edition and really enjoyed it. It's a romance novel but based on an alternate history when magic is real in England. So its a little like a Regency romance with mages in it.
The book reminds me of Mary Jo Putney's paranormal historical romances. I much prefer reading romance novels to attempting hoodia weight loss. In fact I am more likely to attempt hoody weight loss where you wear a size XXL hooded sweatshirt to hide your back fat.