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I used to appreciate this author, but this book does it for me. Cardboard characters, silly dialogue and sex...... Whatever happened to character development and dialogue appropriate for that supposed time period? I don’t mind sex scenes but to use them as fillers for conversation and character development —- shame on you, Ms Dare. Don’t waste your money reading this poorly written tale. I am sorry I did, but kept reading with the forlorn hope it would get better and it never did.
What happened to the author of Spindle Cove or Castles Ever after? Imaginative, creative, witty dialogue...none here. Strong character development....none here. Unique, entertaining story line and background....none here. Sex...sure, it's here, but it seems a bit overdone, more to meet a perceived publisher, audience demand, than to have it flow naturally with the story line. OH YEAH, that's right....there is none, or at least a good one.
I have read every single book by Tessa Dare since Goddess of the Hunt. An author I have waited in anticipation; for their next release. However, this entire Duke series is just a bore, with little to be entertained by, unless you are the sex crazed audience reader, that Ms. Dare seems to be targeting. Too bad she has moved away from the elements which made her stand apart, as so good of an author and a joy to read. No longer. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BOOK OR SERIES.
I did not finish this book by a favorite author. Everything about this book was silly. Even the interaction between the male lead and the male leads of the previous two books was incredibly silly. I know $7.48 isn’t a lot of money to most people but it’s too much for such silly drivel. I’ll hesitate to buy the next Tessa Dare book.