I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Lisa Renee Jones!
This book was so different from all her previous works. She even states it herself in her note before the book. This was a very light, calm book with a "Happily Ever After". There's nothing wrong with a book like this, but it just didn't grab my interest.
The plot for me was an issue. At first, it was slow and steady, with little to know action with the constant, distant hum of blackmail. And then EVERYTHING happened in the last few pages. Because if this, the end and all the valuable information came through as rushed and lacking in closure. It was as if the end was attempting to make up for the lack of action in the whole book.
I liked having a glimpse into Ella's past, and how confident and stubborn she was. It really doesn't tie me over until January for Surrender, which is promised to be Lisa's darkest book yet. *Starts hyperventilating just thinking about it*
This is by no means a bad book. It is good, just not what I expected from Lisa Renee Jones, who us known for dark, action-packed romance.