I enjoyed this book, but I had a lot of issues with Amy.
The plot was cute, the secondary characters were cool, and Daniel was awesome. I was kind of surprised that his "planned seduction" didn't bother me (because a similar thing definitely did in another book I recently read).
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This book was fun. I didn't love it as much as the Hitched books (you can find my reviews down below under the covers). The plot didn't draw me in as much, but I did enjoy myself.
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This was an entertaining book. I liked Darius. He really tried to do everything right, and the circumstances were just against him. I, mean, that father in law and late wife! Snakes! Both of them. I just wish something worse had happened to them.
I liked Mary, but was frustrated with how she handled her unwanted attraction to Darius. If she had truly been dedicated to her sister, I would have hoped she would have truly rejected Darius' advances (given what she thought). I think it reflects more poorly on her than him. That doesn't mean I don't like her. I did feel for her, and I'm glad that she ended up happy.
I actually read this story back on October 27, 2015 when it was published in the Christmas-themed anthology What Happens Under the Mistletoe.
Anyway... I was kind of disappointed with this one. It's super short, the characters seemed two-dimensional compared to what I'd come to expect from Sabrina Jeffries, and the plot didn't draw me in as much as The Art of Seduction did. But, it was entertaining without any major flaws, and for that I'll give this book 3 stars.
I liked this book. I did. But I had a few issues: it didn't have the same novelty as The Highlander's Choice (being set in Scotland), and as much as I loved Braeden McKinnon (these names are awesome), his condescending attitude toward Lady Sarah's writing pissed me off.
I probably took it to heart because I am a female writer (obviously), and a raging feminist. I had the same issue with Drake's opinion of Penelope's work in The Duke's Quandary. However, here, it felt worse because he's also working. At least in Drake and Penelope's case, it was a classist issue as well as a gender one (he said that she shouldn't be working because it's unbecoming of a future Duchess). But, I basically just don't like sexist/misogynistic overtones in the stories I read for fun (which is a bit nuts for me to say given I know it that was common then).
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