Like several reviewers before me have mentioned, as soon as the ML and the FL get together (and by that I mean sleeping together) the ML turns from kinda-nice gentle husband into rapist. And yes, it is rape if you sleep with your non-consenting wife, something the author doesn't seem to know or care about.
It's repeatedly mentioned that the FL is in intense pain, doesn't enjoy a single second of it and the ML continues to force her against her will. People, that's rape. Plain and simple. And no matter what anyone says it's NOT OKAY, dammit.
I continued to read anyways, because I felt I owed this novel a chance to make up for it. I loved it a lot before so I continued reading until now and I did like some of it - I even still like the romance between the two leads... if you take out the s*xual part. I hoped it would get better, that he would see his faults and things would take a sensible turn but I'm starting to think it will never happen.
And as much as I'd like to continue reading, supporting something like domestic violence goes against everything I am and stand for, so nope. Totally dropping this. Maybe I'll get back to it one day... but not until it changes drastically and the ML stops being an abusive d*ck - which probably won't happen any time soon, I'm afraid.