I enjoyed this book and don't understand others' problems. (Especially since lately I have read books by other authors who have a so-called hero sleeping in master bedroom with his mistress while the wife sleeps in another chamber)
Victoria Douglas, the heroine and last of the Douglas sisters, is the family wild child. Vicdtoria is funny and kindhearted as well as strongwilled and outspoken. She has a secret, the cause of her problems, that she guards. Victria is severely dyslexic. Only her aunt and sisters know about this. She feels stupid because she is unteachable. In those days people did not know about learning disabilities.
Alexander Emerson is a semi-alpha male. He is not as alpha as Prince Rudolf )To Charm A Prince) was but he is no Alan Alda sensitive guy type.
Alexander believes what he sees in stad of what he feels. He undergoes a tremendous change during the book. Grasso redeems him wonderfully in the end.
Victoria for her part also changes. She goes from being a willful girl to a mature woman. She is quite brave for she must face her biggest fear, having the world know her problem, in order to save her marriage.
The story brought me smiles, laughter amd tears. I especially loved the courtroom scene with Victoria on the witness stand.
Grasso continues to bring us thoroughly original characters, controversial to some readers.
If you don't like alpha males, don't buy the book. However, if you don't take yourself too seriously, as another reviewer implied, then read it.
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK WITHOUT RESERVATION!