My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This wasn’t a bad book as such. I enjoyed getting to see Zoe again after her memorable appearance in a prior Duke’s Men book. She had a great backstory and it was interesting to see the truth of who she was gradually work its way out.
Tristan – I didn’t enjoy him quite as much as I have other members of the Duke’s Men. He just was a bit of a … not a nice word. He was a bit too focused on the George thing and nearly let Zoe get away because of his own issues, and I felt it was beyond the normal character growth thing.
I’m not sure I believed the romance as it ultimately developed between Zoe and Tristan. It certainly wasn’t rushed, but I also don’t think they really connected (at least for me) on a good level. I enjoyed the wrap-up of the evil half=brother issue. Quite satisfied with the resolution there.
In short, not my favorite Jeffries book, but it was good to read.