It pains me to say this...
- I still don't like Imogen, I thoroughly detested her after Much Ado About You. She was a self-centered, self-absorbed bitch in that one and to be honest, the "transformation" didn't work for me, too much obnoxiousness to make up for.
- The Rafe making believe he was Gabe thing completely didn't work for me.
- All the theater references made not only my eyes glaze over, eventually I found it completely mind numbingly boring. I can't believe I just said that about a EJ book.
- Too much sequel baiting...is Lady Griselda with child, who the heck is Mayne marrying and what is going to happen to poor Josie?
Is it horrible, no, but it didn't live up to my expectations and that leaves me wondering if that's the problem...
did I expect too much?
I still think she has a wonderful writing voice, I love that she takes risks, her characters are far from perfect...bimbos, fortune hunters, drunks, philanderers, self-absorbed twits. They normally make for interesting reading. In the past I like how she handled sequel baiting. I loved waiting for Esme and Sebastien's story, and that carried on through a couple of books, but there was too much left hanging.
This is the first of her books that didn't work for me, but I'm still looking forward to the next.
Have a good one, and happy reading.