Top critical review
16 January 2016
Probably my least favourite of the four books in the series and the fourth book hasn't even been released.
Having read the first two books in the series and with the few tidbits of Jane that was mentioned, Jane came off as flirty, young and naive without much thought in her head. Definitely not the logical and practical character that I was reading in Spring Bride although I do much prefer heroines when they're less self absorbed.
I agree with another review (on the US site) that they didn't feel any chemistry with the main two characters. They met, had a few conversations whilst walking a dog and the hero suddenly decided that he couldn't live without our heroine. I wasn't convinced.
This all taking place whilst the heroine was engaged to another fellow. It was Janes outrage with her fiancé that perhaps made me lose interest towards the end. She had the audacity to be upset that her fiancé, the man she was to wed was becoming suspicious of her and questioning her virtue. Of course he would, he had caught his fiancé kissing another man! Then she carries on to say that she hadn't encouraged any of it, essentially wiping her hands of any blame or responsibility.
It could have been as good as the first two books however having already established her character as young, a flirt and somewhat frivolous - it was difficult to take seriously, Jane as a more practical and pessimistic character in her own story.
With that said 2 out of 3 isn't bad so hopefully the fourth book will make it 3 out of 4.