To Catch a Lady by Pamela Labud
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This story is full of misunderstandings and silly assumptions. The romance between Caroline and Ash is raw and uninhibited when they're not thinking or fighting. From the start things were rocky between the two. Caro stumbled into Ash upon their first encounter when she wanted to match him up with her younger sister. Little did she know it was Caroline, the older more progressive sister whom Ash was attracted to.
Ash is a difficult character to understand at one moment he looks forward to sparring with Caroline and the next moment he distances himself from her. He is determined not to end up in tumultuous relationship as his parents did. He wanted to make certain the woman he ends up marrying will not fall in love with him nor he love her so Ash makes her sign a marriage contract. The contract states that upon conceiving a baby his wife and the child will leave him to his peaceful lodge in Slyddon where he and his friends like to hunt and fish in the wilderness. Determined to make the marriage work without feelings of love is proving to become too difficult for Ash and Caro. At every turn she matches wits with him and proves to be just as stubborn headed as him.
What I didn't enjoy about this story was all the misunderstandings between Ash and Caroline and not just that but it seems like as soon as they are made up another set of negativity blocks them from being happy. I enjoyed the times when there was honesty and clarity in their relationship as they were trying to learn more about each other. In my mind it was like fireworks going off every time they showed their true feelings that is why I'm giving this book a 3 star rating.
Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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