Restraint - DarkEmeralds Although I don't know enough about history to judge whether the book was historically correct, it certainly felt realistic, including the language of the dialogue. Above all, though, it was a heartbreakingly beautiful love story filled with difficulties, but also many joyful moments throughout the lives of two men. I think I haven't cried like this since reading the [b:Special Forces|6708511|Special Forces (Special Forces, #1-3)|Aleksandr Voinov||6904341], but overall, I'd still say it was a happy book (again, like the [b:Special Forces|6708511|Special Forces (Special Forces, #1-3)|Aleksandr Voinov||6904341] series). Highly recommended, especially for fans of historical novels.