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I’ve had my shares of ups and downs with this series, but on the whole I’ve enjoyed them. So when I found out that there was going to be a fourth book added to the series when the publisher had opted for no further books, I was overjoyed! Sadly, this book was such a major letdown!
The plot was very contrived. While I realize that plots are supposed to be vehicles for getting a couple together, as a reader I expect to not be aware of it happening! This whole story, I couldn’t lose myself in my imagination of the plot, as I was too aware that it was all a contrived mash up of the fairy tales and wealthy/poor person relationship, and a very poorly executed one at that.
The characters were hard to connect to, as we don’t really get to see a relationship form between them. Even Lemon’s character, whom we’d seen before, was a shallow, two dimensional version of herself! We also don’t get a lot of real closure at the end of the book, it just feels like we’re told what happens and the book ends.
For me, this was not a good installment of the series, and I sincerely hope that there are more to come to redeem the series from ending on this note.