Hint of Desire (The Desire Series, #1) - Lavinia Kent I had a diffcult time rating this book.
It was not bad, but I'm not used to this kind of books. The dialogue was good but the story was so-and-so.
I suppose that it was to "mild" for me.
I understand that the heroine was 18 years old, but really... after everything that has happend to her I would have thought she would be stronger and more mature. Instead she was behaving like a 13 years old. She coudn't decide if she should trust the hero (and I understand why) even if she already decided to trust him by marrying him - a little bit of countersense here. So she decided not to tell him anything and to withhold all the information that could have enabled the hero to help her. Mah... Furthermore, she just looses her train of thought often, i.e. She has been attacked by "bandits" while going to the hero townhouse, but she doeasn't tell that to the hero when she meets him. No, she must tell him that she cannot have s*ex with him because when she smells the brandy she got a panic attack due to her past experiences! That's sooooo stupid!!! And it happens often...
Also the hero is not better... He's supposed to be a mighty duke, but he didn't realized, with everything that keeps happening in his home, that there was somebody who was a spy for the "enemy"... He kept writing to the heroine love letters, even if she clearly said that she didn't received even one of them! And he never question why she didn't received them! Umghhhhh...
Maybe the way everybody acts, speaks and behave gives a more realistic feel of the period, but I didn't like it! Sorry...