After hearing many raves as to Ms. Moore's writing talent, I decided to purchase this book. I wish I hadn't been so influenced by the comments of others. This book was so slow going for me that I found myself skipping paragraphs at a time, something I've never done before.
I found the heroine irritating, argumentative, bossy, and razor tongued and lost sympathy for her early on. Its hard to believe that a woman who supposedly lived in that day and age could be so sharp tongued and opinionated - even to the king. While I liked the hero for the most part, he seemed wishy-washy at some points. The weak willed sort who doesn't really seem to stand for anything or stick to any opinion. He would be angry or annoyed at something one moment then in the bat of an eye he would become good-humored again and give in to the heroines whims.
If you really feel you must read this book, do yourself a favor and borrow it from the library first to see if you like it. I wish I had left it on the bookstore shelf.