Superbly written. I enjoyed reading this tale of historical fiction. It was interesting to read Ms. Gale's take on the couple's spiritual and sexual views. I would have loved to see Gabriel give in a little more in the end but Portia made her claim upon her husband which was the biggest step in their relationship.
I'm not sure I would have put this into the Erotic Fiction genre, although it is very sexual in the end it seems more of a Romance to me.