You know that a book is not the right fit for you when you spend the entire thing waiting for the hero to stop being an idiot. For me, generally the hero of a romance is the most important part of the story and Aric was just a big, fat fail. The book begins with him swearing off marriage because his betrothed cheated on him. But the King rules out his plans for an extended bachelorhood when he decrees Aric shall marry his illegitimate daughter, Rosemunde.
So Aric is against getting married from out of the gate, but he can’t deny an edict from the crown. That sets us up for loads of fun. He’s essentially a prat to his new bride from the word go. He’s not trying to punish her or anything, but he figures that if one woman cheats, they’re all going to cheat and he behaves accordingly. [Read more…]