First off, let me just say that I LOVE Nora Roberts. The woman is an amazing romance writer and I pre-order everything she's ever written. But no more. The first book of this trilogy was a huge disappointment and I was hoping for a little of the Robert's sparkle to hit this one in book two of the trilogy. So I took a risk. But, no.
The back story reads like a Grimm's fairy tale and takes up the first three chapters. By then, I was sick and tired and just wanted the story to get on with it. It wasn't until chapter five that I even knew who the heroine was and by then I didn't really care. Because I was not emotionally invested in these characters, I felt there was absolutely no chemistry between this pair - the same thing happened with book one. And the chemistry between the couple tagged for book three is pitiful. It's the first time reading a Roberts book that I feel that all the characters are two dimensional. And that is a real shame because the woman can write fabulous characters. With this lot I could care less. The story dragged and I skipped lots of narrative just get to the end.
For the first time I will not be automatically buying book three. And that's a real shame. For the first time I felt Ms Robert's heart was not really in this story - and it shows.