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on 19 August 2017
I'm really surprised this book has a four star rating as the storyline and characters are one dimensional and pretty inconsistent.
From the very beginning the characters were all over the place. The senior Armstrongs are supposed to be loving and intelligent people and yet, instead of talking to the brothers about their concerns, the father (with the support of his brother and wife) drops a nasty bombshell as a last farewell. That was seriously cruel, not to mention gutless since he left them all to deal with the fallout. Then there was Stormy (that name was just weird but maybe devout Christian missionaries don't always stick with traditional names) who is stubborn and independent and apparently unable to resist a challenge. Strange how she cowers in a corner because she's afraid of being outed as a gatecrasher. Surprising that pried doesn't stop her from accepting extravagant treats and lingerie from the wealthy boyfriend. There's so many more things I could mention but basically the author has no understanding of personality traits and the patterns of behaviour that go with them.
The author's writing style was also pretty unrefined. There was too many irrelevant details and unnecessary explanations of thoughts and actions.
Finally, to make matters worse, the story felt predictable as there were a number of parallels to 50 shades.
P.S. Billionaires don't tend to buy the sorts of rings that come in cardboard boxes. High end tends to be leather, velvet and wood or metal.