I had problems galore with the book and I really don't know how to rate it, for most of the book the hero makes offensive comments pertaining to the heroine's character and she doesn't seem to respond at all and instead goes on as if everything is normal, living in his house though sometimes she makes a token protest of leaving.
Oh, she is his sister-in-law who was married to his much older brother, her marriage basically sucked the life out of her, her husband once a very able man, had become injured when he met her, she was 20 and a college student and she fell for his charm and married him quitting studies and then trying to please him, she felt like a trophy sometimes he tried to show off and then later on he became jealous and she started dressing down and before she knew it, she had no friends her age and when he died, she kind of went about life in a stupor and for most of the book only that happens and I kept wondering am I supposed to be in a fog like her?
She gets better, worse and then better and somehow she finally leaves and creates a life for herself when Ethan comes to her months later. Honestly, I didn't see the romance and didn't understand why after going through a bad marriage she agreed to marry him. He had been so disparaging about her and suddenly she is all okay?I liked the writing but somehow the book left a lot to be desired.