" for years, in bookstores and libraries, looking for my next literary fix, I have seen the rows and rows of ms. johansen's output, and just passed them by. well, I finally decided to see what was so special about them, what with being a new york times best seller and all. and I am telling you, this book was just awful. the premise itself wasn't that bad, but the book read more like a script for a mediocre tv movie than a good book. more dialogue than prose, with a heavy bodice-ripper element, this is a book for someone who doesn't like to read. I got half way through it(and it was a mighty struggle, let me tell you) and I just couldn't stand it anymore. who did this woman pay to get them to put her on the ny times best seller list? don't waste your time. "
— Paula, 1/19/2014