His Lady Mistress (Harlequin Historical) - Elizabeth Rolls This started out with so much promise. I loved the heroine's bravery. The hero was kind and condsiderate. Then it all went to hell. After Verity's Big Secret is discovered by Max, she became a simpering, spineless fool. He became a giant horse's ass. One misunderstanding after another and I wanted both of them to be bitten by a viper and die a slow death. The hero's reason for not wanting a wife and child was ridiculous. Her inability to communicate with him was so frustrating. Even after they finally declare undying love in the last chapter, you can't help imagining it will just be a matter of time before another Big Misunderstanding leads them to more misery and heartache.

I have read other books by this author that are much better.