Maybe 2.5 stars. This one was rather disappointing after reading Any Duchess Will Do
. Based on the two books I've read so far, Ms. Dare's lead couples seem to fall hard and fast, with no real reason. It was cute the first time (especially with a servant, quelle horreur
!), but the trick didn't hold up as well here.
I liked Susanna alright, but Victor was kind of meh. I see the angle he was meant to play (the hard-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside-wounded-warrior), but it just didn't work for me.
I might read Minerva's story before I decide whether or not to abandon the series.