I think this book had a lot of potential but unfortunately the story fell short for me. Charles the Duke of Castlefield has decided that he intends to marry Ellen, the girl who was his best friend when they were little but he pushed he away as they grew up. Ellen was married to a terrible guy.. luckily he died. So Charles decides he’s finally going to make his move.
I know that was a jumble of an explanation but that’s the gist of the story. That’s all good. I like when childhood friends get together. I just didn’t feel any connection with the characters. Zero. Zip. Nothing. And not just with Charles and Ellen but Ellen and Charles’ sister.. or even Charles and his sister.. There wasn’t enough backstory to feel the connection. You can’t just say that 2 people were friends and that’s it. It doesn’t feel real.
Anyways… I think the book could have been better. It wasn’t terrible but it just wasn’t great.