I couldn't get into this book. The writing with its historical, conversational, & descriptive details (as historically accurate as they were) got in the way of the necessasry angst, drama, & emotion that would've infused this story with life. It didn't help that the main characters were calm & collected even when we read their point of views. This book primarily lack the intense emotional tone I like in my romance novels. So, I skipped the pages with the non-romance-related conversations & descriptive details & honed in to the parts where Hero & heroine interacted.
I liked that there were no Big Misunderstandings b/w the main characters. The main challenge for them was trusting each other & making a life together after the individual traumas both Hero & heroine went through in their past. Sexual chemistry & sex scenes were just ok & lacked the intensity of passion & sensations I like to read about. Ultimately, this book was pretty forgettable. I had difficulty remembering much of the book in less than 24 hours of reading it. Not a good sign.