Jill Marie Landis is a wonderful author and her story line is so unique. I read a couple of her other books prior to this one and loved them. Unfortunately, as much as I loved the story and the author's writting style I was disapointed in the use of bad language and I felt the description of intimate acts were too explicit. As a christian I felt uncomfortable at certain times and therefore I will not purchase or listen to her other books. I am certain with her talent this author could provide more inspirational stories without the use of offensive details. I would have given this book five stars except for this. I am so disapointed.
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I liked this book ... I confess to enjoying a good mail order bride story but it's difficult to find one that strays from the typical plot sequence along the way to HEA. I knew the direction this one was heading but I wouldn't call it predictable. It wasn't too spicy but it had a couple intimate scenes that were integral to the storyline rather than gratuitous. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy a spicy romance and I am not a fan of the 'sweet' and 'inspirational' versions that seem to be overrunning the western historical romance genre that I love. But, I don't really enjoy stories that seem to be structured around a plot that reads like 'insert bedroom scene here'. I've noted in prior reviews my disappointment in some of the inaccurate classifications offered by Audible. I've found a number of historical romances classified as 'contemporary' and now that Audible has their steam factor rating system, I am finding issues there too. I would not call this 'sweet' and I probably would have passed it by entirely were it not for the review of another listener who lamented the existence of scenes that I prefer authors to include.