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204 pages, ebook
First published September 19, 2017
2.5 starsI have a soft spot for Beauty and the Beast type of stories. This one started very promising but ended up being somewhat disappointing.
He had been so much more imposing than other gentlemen. So much more serious. He had not given her effusive compliments or made a show of teasing her. He had just been there. Formidable. Reliable. Trustworthy.
And because he had not appeared to give his affections easily, she had valued his attention all the more. Of course, that had only been at the beginning.
Later, when she had spent more time with him, talked to him and got to know him, she had come to care for him deeply.Again, don’t tell but show me the glimpses of their building romance so I can see why they fall in love so deeply in the first place. The premise of the whole story is based on this. Their second chance is based on this foundation. Otherwise, what are the building blocks of their reunion but somewhat vague reference to the past love? No wonder, the love crumbled so fast when neither of them received each other letters during separation. They were virtual strangers who assumed the worse of each other (no letters or letters returned = no love). Way to jump to a conclusion! There was no curiosity, no concern during their separation that maybe something did happen to “the love of their life”.
"She burned my letters?"
"All but one," Sebastian said."