BROKEN HEART--How to sum up Two for Trust?
I've been wanting to read something from this author for a while. And once I read the blurb and saw the cover... I rushed to read it.
After reading, it was not a great first impression of this author's work.
The elements are there for a winning story:
Finch - down and out dorky ginger ex-nurse who struck out on life in the work and love department
Benedict - a very stiff upper lip Brit with a mysterious air
A British countryside vacation filled with historical talking points
The air for romance while on vacation was there.
The thing is, neither main characters were interesting or charismatic enough to have a believable romance. I hesitate to call this a romance. There is a HEA and the right words showed up at times. But the delivery is so wooden, so stiff, so dry, so crusty.
My favorite part is stolen instant oatmeal. I think it was the highlight.
The book spends so much time on the English historical artifacts and research that the non existent romance and chemistry suffers from the boring and dry characters. Finch was pathetic and too similar in disposition to make any impact. Benedict... he was too "reserved". He just manipulated Finch and didn't share anything until it was too late.
And that ending? Please. *side eyes*
If you're new to the Dreamspun line, do not try this. I can't recommend. I do enjoy a quiet romance but this was too staid, too reserved and too boring.
So in closing, if you're having difficulties going to sleep or need something to start a nap, I'd give this book a try.
It worked wonders for me.
A copy provided for an honest review.