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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 15, 2020
I am well and truly conflicted. I enjoyed this book to a certain point. I loved her writing. She's an excellent, wonderful author. But... no. Just hell no. Oh and major spoiler alert....

You don't sleep with a woman after you've betrayed her and you know that you will continue betraying her and you know she will see it as a betrayal. A traumatic back story is no excuse. None whatsoever. Was this supposed to be sexy? That because he's capable of tenderness that having sex with her before knowingly breaking her heart was ok? I loved this book until this happened. But seriously this left me feeling gross and unsettled. I go for the troubled hero, the dark knight with dents in his armor but this... this went beyond that. She was a captive bird in a cage for most of her life. And what does the love interest do? Claims he wants her to be free from her captivity and then throws her in a cage of a different kind. Maybe if he had for one second walked away from her because he knew she'd be hurt I'd feel better but he didn't. He admits he's not a good person and does what he wants. It was like a switch was flipped in the love interest and he went from charming to disturbing. The thing I don't get is was I supposed to be ok with his actions? I don't know because the ending was so abrupt you're just left with this gross conflicted feeling and why in the name of all that's good in this world would you want to leave your readers on a note like that? I literally have no desire to finish this series and that breaks my heart because I truly adored 80% of this book. This book left me in tears and not the good kind. It's a rare occurrence that an author makes me feel this strongly so I'll at least give her that.
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