0.5 out of 5 stars
Cut to the Chase:
There were portions of this book that either were interesting or, more often, could have been interesting, but overall, it felt both rushed and contrived. It was one of those stories where you’re led to believe that perhaps they’ve always liked one another (or rather, he’s always loved her) but they’re just now, kind of magically, because of circumstances, discovering that they’re meant to be. There are so many overused and underdeveloped tropes in this that it’s hard to know where to begin: the 0.5 stars are for the fencing interactions, which were fairly well done… but I can’t judge a whole romance based on one sequence.