This book was disappointing, boring and not very memorable!
Usually there is lots of danger and the heroine always manages to find herself in need of rescuing, that wasn't the case here, in fact there was so little danger and their 'courtship' was so short and boring, I don't know why they even bothered, they only met twice before Max went to see Daphne's father and ask his permission to marry her, all without her knowledge!
The characters were two dimensional and not even likeable.
The hen-pecked father,stepsisters and an evil stepmother storyline was clichéd and unoriginal.
I agree with a previous reviewer, it did stop suddenly and not on a very exciting cliffhanger either.
Will I read the rest of the series? No I don't think I'll bother.
As a side note....
I found the layout of the book very weird as well, was the printer getting paid by how many hyphens he put in the book? There are 10 on pages 226 & 227 alone! It looks as though they indicate pauses, but they are everywhere and people just don't pause, in their speech, that often! Also whenever the word 'service' appeared, it had a hyphen in it e.g ser-vice (see pages 71 & 369), what was the point of that?