I had promised myself that I would finish any book I started. However, I couldn't bring myself to continue reading this! I'm sorry but the writing was so amateur to me and quite repetitious with phrases such as "Miles inclined his head", "her sunshine smile" and the story itself - my goodness, could the princess be any more weak or pitiful? The man verbally abuses her and she "reacts as though struck" (another overused phrase), and hides in her room and he offers a simple apology and she simply accepts it and no more than two pages later, he pisses her off again only for her to readily forgive him. STOP THE MADNESS!!! I plodded through the first chapters, despite my better judgement, because I thought this was perhaps a first novel for this author. Not so! Suffice it to say, I will hesitate before picking up another book by Patricia Grasso if this is the norm in her writing. I do plan on finishing the book - at a later date, of course - and if I find at that time that my opinion of this book and its author has changed, I'll not hesitate to state as much.
On a positive note: The cover is absolutely gorgeous!