I am very disappointed with this book. I have read and enjoyed many of her other series, especially A Charm of Magpies.
This however is just porn held together with the flimsiest of plots. I was paging past one tedious sex scene after another, looking for any shreds of actual story. I eventually gave up at 54% and am returning it. I suspect if all this extraneous sex was left out, what would be left would not even qualify as a short story. I am certainly not a prude, but bloody hell! Enough already!
Even worse is that Alec is such a weak character that I just couldn't relate to him nor care about what happens to him. When he's not up against a wall with his pants down he seems to spend most of his time writing letters to his uncaring father or having dinner or watching a performance of some kind. Not having finished the book and not planning on doing so either, maybe the second half of the book is a spectacularly riveting read and I missed out on the best part. I guess I'll never know.
I wish Amazon would create a separate category for porn as there is nothing romantic about this book. If this is the basis of a future relationship between the main characters then I wish them the best of luck, they are going to need it.
This series is definitely not for me. More story please!