This seems popular, but I think it's daft! Here are the silly bits! Who turns up out of the blue at the house of someone they have already admitted is only an 'acquaintance' at 9:30 pm? And to complain about something that could certainly have waited until morning or have been done on the phone? Yet that is exactly what the heroine does.
The following comment is a bit of a spoiler, but it does relate to something that happens early in the book, so its not much of a spoiler. I am referring to the heroines strange reaction to being blackmailed by the hero.
I understand that the hero has alcohol troubles and I think this adds a realistic quality to the tale which I like and I know that when he sobers up he regrets telling the heroine he will only help her if she sleeps with him, but the heroines decision to go ahead and do it is so wrong!
The man is a politician, she plans to corrupt an elected official to get what she wants.
They just don't make romance novel good girls like they use to! Nowadays good doesn't really mean good, it means hypocritical, self righteous and wimpy.
Well, it was only 17% into the book and the heroine had thrown her so called sweet shy ways out the window with her inhibitions and presumably her underwear would follow.
I'd lost interest at this point. Nice girls don't agree to assist a drunk politician to abuse his office.