I feel like I'm living in a weird bizarro universe where I like Millie Adams but for some reason every time I pick up one of her books, I end up being like, no. I absolutely adored THE DUKE'S FORBIDDEN WARD but it's like every subsequent book of hers I pick up fails to live up to the mark. I can see echoes of it-- experienced older dude, young virgin heroine-- and there's attempts to make a connection, but nothing has reached that same peak of excellence. For example, in this book, the thing that connects the h and the H is, I kid you not, Swiss Family Robinson. Also, the hero spends way too much time telling the heroine that she's plain and not his type and it started to feel like gaslighting. Also how do you steal a baby that easily with no one asking questions?
I'm sorry Millie. I think your writing style is great and I want to love you but I haven't found the next FORBIDDEN WARD yet.
2 out of 5 stars