I am giving this book 2.5 stars as I did actually finish it, and it was mildly entertaining. However, the “persistent” heroine was more like a stalker.(SPOILER ALERT) She fully traps the hero into marriage. Just because the hero ends up falling in love with her, the ends don’t justify the means. She was just pathetic. And the hero’s reason for not wishing to wed was the same ol’ Unreasonable amount of guilt for something in his past that he had no control over. Why do we get this hero with an overactive guilt complex storyline over and over again? It is tiring to say the least. Perhaps I have just read too many books, and there are no more new ideas. That’s probably it.
Additionally, the hero, one DAY after marrying the heroine, rushes out the door to see his ex-lover when he discovers that her husband has died. They kiss (which the heroine witnesses), but he decides that his ex is not as pretty as his wife, so he goes back to her. The fact that the heroine doesn’t leave the lout and sue for a divorce causes me to lose any respect I might have had for her. I have no idea why writers create these sort of storylines which make you hate or disrespect their characters. Just my honest opinion.