I really wanted to like this book but had a hard time getting through it, let alone the first part. In the beginning our heroin tries to escape her fate of marrying a man she doesn't love/want by running away. In the end they of get married but it's hard to hear/read up this point because of the frustration between both characters. Both hero and heroin have people they love and wanted to marry. I disliked how the hero continually bully's/tries to "tame" his wife into submission. However she does end up loving him in the end and he ends up loving her but it's hard to read before he actually forces his bride to bed, which starts off bad but seems to end ok....all in all just a hard one for me to read.