I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I think I’ve mentioned it before that there was a time when I was so hooked on Harlequin romances. Whether it was the Presents line, the Blaze, the Super Romance or the Presents Extra, I would spend hours and hours reading through hundreds of those books. I just felt like the stories were simple, romance focused, and made for lots of light reading. That’s generally how I feel about a lot of Entangled books.

This book reminds me of a lot of Harlequin Presents books where the hero gets the heroine pregnant and forces her into marriage that starts out as a marriage of convenience at first and where the heroine is always the one who’s already secretly in love with the hero. Then throughout the course of their marriage, the hero realizes he is also in love with the heroine and they leave happily ever after.

This trope has been tried and tested on RP books throughout the years. The reason why it didn’t work as well with this book is that the whole story made the book feel dated. I mean, this is the modern times. Not many women get coerced into marriage now. Not many women are as easy to control as the heroine of this book was. Another thing that I couldn’t get into was the hero. He seemed aloof and stiff the entire book. I couldn’t really see a passionate person there. This book was okay, but it wasn’t really as good as I was expecting.

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