Nora Roberts was one of the first romance writers whose books I would buy purely because she was the author. That was In the 1980s; from then on, through to the mid 1990s, we still accepted heroes who indiscriminately had sex with large numbers of women (even if not during a relationship with the heroine), ordered said heroine about, swore at her, told her to shut up and stopmveing childish (supposedly because of being pushed to the limit by passion) and wasn't above physically restraining her in order to bend her to his will. (As an aside, who can remember the last time they read a book or watched a movie where the Male romantic lead was a smoker?!)
Unfortunately, these days we see those characteristics in a somewhat different light, and therefore the hero of this story, Brandon, is a little difficult to love or empathize with. This made it hard for me to engage with the story; I kept wanted to tell at the heroine, " Tell him to stop being so controlling and manipulative!" but of course she didn't.
If you're over 70 you may have a different viewpoint on this, and find the book acceptable, pleasant enough fare. Otherwise ... well, don't say you weren't warned!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 600 KB
- Print Length: 251 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (8 August 2013)
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DUXYA9Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 87 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)