I don't know how I'd classify this book. There were things I liked about it, but then again, there were things that just annoyed me about it.
When I saw the cover on this book my first thought was "gorgeous". But I found myself looking at the cover again and again as I read the story. As much as I like the picture of Cherif Fortin on the cover, it was completely wrong for the book since the hero, Alexander, was described as being a blond. One of my huge pet peeves...why can't the cover match the characters?
Another thing that bothered me was the constant bickering and planning the heroine did. Sure, she didn't want to be married to the hero, wanted to marry a cousin of hers but that didn't stop her from turning to putty each time the hero touched her. And always, right after they did, she would tell him she never wanted him to touch her and she hated him. Why do they do that? That's another pet peeve of mine...the love/hate relationship and the constant fighting.
At times the heroine acted like a spoiled little girl and I kept thinking the hero could probably find someone else much better than her. For me, Alexander made the book for me, even if the cover was all wrong. *G*.