DNF @25%.

I tried. I really, really tried. But at some point, you just have to put on your big girl panties and admit that the story isn’t working for you despite the awkwardness that goes along with it, considering I got this ARC from the lovely author herself.

I was intrigued by the blurb. In my years of reading romances, I can only count with one hand the books I’ve read where the hero is destitute and in need of the heroine’s money. And they’re usually historical romances. I don’t mind them when they’re executed well. It also takes a certain kind of hero to pull it off.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t even muster an ounce of sympathy for, Anthony, the supposed hero in this book. I just didn’t like him. I can usually find something to like about my heroes but this one…I just can’t find any redeeming qualities. He’s not the typical alphahole, which was a plus. But he also has no pride nor spine. I just…I have no words how much I dislike this character. None. And while I did like the heroine but it wasn’t enough for me to continue.

Now this is just my opinion. I’ve seen plenty of reviewers who liked/loved this book. Check out their reviews to get another perspective before you write this one off.

ARC provided by Natalie Rios in exchange for an honest review.