This book is plain and simple one of the best examples why I read and LOVE historical romance. Not only there is always a HEA but more often than not they offer a history lesson that would be hard to learn in a basic elementary classroom. This story deserves praising for that alone.
Riordan and the rest of the Wollstonecraft men are actively working in bettering the lives of those around them. They believe justice and equality should be for all and not only members of the upper class. It was the same firm beliefs and principles that persuaded him to help Sabrina. At first he was hesitant to agree to her outrageous plan because of what it would entail but after hearing her heartbreaking story of abuse he decides to help her in spite of knowing what he’d have to face down the road.
My favorite part of the story were the Wollstonecraft men. They weren’t perfect in any way but the way they all behaved put them pretty close to perfection. I truly cannot wait to read each of their stories.
I felt sorry for Sabrina from the get go. She had a despicable father that only cared for his own welfare and didn’t give two figs about her. It was easy to see why she thought her only escape was to marry a total stranger. Still, it took me a while to warm up to her and I had trouble understanding some of her actions, especially when she discovered the things Riordan kept from her.
One thing that I disliked though was that the curse was almost non-existent. Perhaps it was a mistake on my part and I shouldn’t have assumed but the way the book started made me think that it was going to be what moved the story forward but it felt more like an afterthought. I’m hoping we get more of it in the next books because it was a good premise and I’ll like to read more about it.
**I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.**
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