I waffled between 2.5 and 3 stars. I rounded up because I like Ms. James's writing style, even if I didn't care a great deal for this particular book.
I disliked the hero, James. He spent seven years away without a single word to his wife that he was alive. Then when he showed up in London again, he expected to reconcile with Theo as if nothing happened. And they did. Quite quickly. Bleh. I guess that was supposed to indicate that they really were in love, but it fell flat for me.