A Comfortable Wife: Along the typical vein of "The Lesters" of Stephanie Laurens, this story kept plodding along. It took me longer to read it than some of her other works, but I have to admit, I've read some of her other works like "Devil's Bride" more than half a dozen times, so that may account for it. It was a very fulfilling story, but it took sooooo long to get there, then, suddenly, the book was over! Not even an Epilog. I gave it only 3 stars because the romance was almost nonexistant. What was there was mostly at the end of the book & was very, very soft indeed! If you want more erotic romance, don't miss Laurens' Cynster Series or her Bastion Club Series. Those are stories that will linger in your mind for a while & you will definitely re-read some of them if you have a "keeper shelf" or a Kindle. I'm not one to want to know about every bath or meal or what was served for dinner when I'm engrossed in a story & this one met my expectations. So, I think "A Comfortable Wife" is worth the $$$$.
My first read by DeLaine story........This story is rates about the same. Abbreviated & rushed at the end. I would have enjoyed a little longer story. But, it was OK. Again, worth the $$$ for 2 stories. Soft erotic. Interaction between the two main characters, but romance between them nonexistant.