|A Rout not a Ball.|
This is the second book I've tried by Christina Brooke; both were part of the Ministry of Marriage series. Yawn.
Has it just been too long since I reviewed books that I'm struggling to put my finger on what I didn't like? Too much exposition
|.Basically there is this cold Duke who seems to have fifteen wards and he meets with other shifty controlling English types and they scheme marriage alliances.|
If I had any interest in these people's power plays that might be an interesting sub plot but, nope, boring. Then you are left with two people who have been betrothed/arranged to marry each other and they accidentally fall madly in love. Again in the hands of an amazing character development genius, maybe this could work.
The writing is fine, just not good enough to overcome aforementioned character development difficulties. The sex is fine. The plots are fine. You get the picture.