I just couldn't get into this book. I did not like Alice and Lucien, hmmm.. just didn't feel it for him either. He had all the qualities and the right amount of tortured past that I so love in the characters, but it just didn't seem to click together to me. I felt like I just slogged through this book. The story itself was good, but the emotions just felt too forced. I loved, The Duke so maybe I was expecting more from this one.