A really enjoyable book. The main character is a woman larger than is fashionable who enters into a marriage supposedly in name only with her friend from childhood. Written unlike most historical romances. Starts out a bit slow, but if you stick with it, it's a great light read with some interesting plot turns.
Ah, I really liked Caro and Lucas but they frustrated me to no end. I really couldn't understand how their strong childhood friendship didn't transfer into a stronger foundation for their marriage of convenience. However, for as much as they claimed to be honest with each other, they had a hard time communicating their love. Each was afraid; Caro because of her poor self-image and Luke for believing that loving her would mean being under her control. Their constant misunderstandings got old rather quickly, and got Caro into some seriously hot water. The kidnapping made for some good reading as the villains had the advantage. I was surprised by their meanness when finally revealed; they were truly malevolent. One aspect of Luke's background that I felt was underdeveloped was his dream of having a music school for youngsters. I thought he could have made some serious headway with Caro if he had just shared that aspect of his life. Overall this story had lots of promise, but their lack of communication, and the subsequent results, made the story over long. 3 stars.