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Not one of her best. Far too much frenzied sex and far too much frenzy about whether Francesca will or will not “betray” John. Quinn’s delightful lighter touches and her sure touch for scandal are sadly missing.
Pages of description of sexual interactions -Yuk! not even compensated for by a decent story line. In the face of some quite interesting story plots in the rest of the series, this is a stand out failure.
I was glued to every book up until this one. God this book was awful. I found myself hating the main characters and it made it hard to even get through the book. Francesca was so annoying that I wanted to slap her and Michael came off as being a real jerk. Both just grated on my nerves and I ended up skimming to the end just to see what would happen. Major disappointment.
What a terrible disappointment. I have really enjoyed this series until this volume. I skimmed through the entire second half of this book. There was no characters or personalities or story. It was painful pages of erotica with NO point, and very unbelievable. It bordered on ... I don’t know what but it wasn’t even pleasurable to read. If you want to write erotica do so, but don’t muck up a cleaver creative story you’ve created, do it someplace else. Readers, SKIP THIS ONE. I will try the next one and pray it’s different, or I will not invest another dime in this series.
Each of the Bridgerton stories were so well thought out with great storylines and men who, while they had their flaws, were genuinely good people. From the beginning of Francesca's story I thought this novel would be the same. However, I can't stand Michael. His character is incredibly problematic. Extremely manipulative, borderline emotionally abusive. I powered through the story anyways but can not stomach his character at all
How horrific to find that the courtly love where a woman was "ruined" by merely being in a man's company without a chaperone has been replaced with thinly veiled rape of Francesca! Trapping a woman in a room with no recourse but to comply is thinly veiled rape. Disgusting!
Big ratings to books 1-5 of this series. This one had SO much good potential. Just kept getting mad at FL and felt depressed for ML. Kept wishing he'd move on from her and fall for ANYONE else. Had to finish this by reading someone else's summary so I can move on to book 7. Author is a good one. Recommend her. No one's perfect 🤷♀️