The story wasn’t bad, if rather simple. The hero seemed to be a great guy who handled the sudden, life changing situation in an adult, rational manner..Show More ». Rafe lived up to the ducal contract to the letter and tried to make things as easy for Serafina as he possible could. He did not want to marry any more than she did.
Yes, Serafina had a miserable childhood. All emphasis was on her beauty and not much confirmation of her other attributes. Her parents were not kind and she didn’t experience any love that I could see. Her original fiancé raped her repeatedly before his death. But she seemed to get past that fairly quickly when she was taught gentle loving by her new husband.
Aside from all that, I just wanted to smack her. It was obvious from the start that her husband adored her, but he had made a bargain with her before their marriage to allow her to live freely on her own and she was determined not to accept his love and to force him to let her leave. Of course, she didn’t really WANT to leave, but had decided it was best for both of them.
The story left me wanting something more. A heroine with a brain would have helped. I’m interested in hearing about Rafe’s sister, so I’m hoping the second book in the series is better.
One other thing – while the narrator’s voice was very good she constantly mispronounced words. I’m not talking about foreign or difficult words. I’m talking about simple words. Has Audible done away with editing entirely?
Worth a credit? Definitely not. I paid a miniscule amount because I wanted the Kindle book as well. And that’s about what it was worth.
This book just did not leave an impression on me at all. A generic story, unmemorable characters and unrealistic storyline. I did not feel taken at al..Show More »l by the book and will definitely not ever attempt to re-read this book as I do some of my favorites. This is not to say it was bad, just not great.