The Problematic Prince

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Is the Royal poisonous mushroom all right?

The prodigal son of the Royal family, once a beloved Prince of Kingdom Lechen, had to put down the crown in exchange for being the principle figure of an unparalleled scandal.

The Royal mushroom, Björn Denyster.

As a property to the Hardy family, she was scammed and destroyed, and thrown to be sold into the marriage market. She was Erna Hardy.

Today, when she was going to be sold as a wife to either a drunkard or an irredeemable garbage, the problematic prince, Björn Denyster appears to be the savior.

You’re just a token, Miss Erna.

Don’t try to consume the poisonous mushroom.

Or you’ll die.

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문제적 왕자님
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23 Reviews


Lily.rose
Lily.rose
May 07, 2023
Status: c125
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Ugh. I don't care if it's finished or not.

it was too painful.

props to the translator for the high quality work! So easy to read!

the story was very realistic, especially for the time period. A emotionally absent husband who only shows "affection" through materialistic means and a wife who tries to show her love and fulfill her "wifely duties"—all while craving for the same love.

The fact that MMC was so clueless about his wife's emotional state of mind... is not surprising but disappointing. It reminds of the farewell wife syndrome where emotionally neglected women ask for divorce from their husband who was clueless of the fact that their marriage is in shambles. And the reason they are clueless of because of deeply rooted misogyny. That men are weak or incapable of showing love and affection for their wives. That they're sole purpose is to protect and protect which the MMC took on. And that their "love language (sure if that's you call it) is only physical affection (sex) and not emotional support. Again, MMC wanting s*x after miscarriage is so low for me. That's why the story is so realistic and painful to read.

the reason I don't care for the ending is because I know there will be "happy ending" for HIM. she'll just compromise some way Cx women are expected to do that and she's not going to stop loving him even tho he's a ahole and the worst husband. Because fiction reader (including me) love happy ending where the couples are together.

But I like to think that she never forgave him and that she divorced his ass. That she found a affectionate and real man who is not egotistic as Bjore (I thinks that's how you spell it) and doesnt have the toxic masculinity that keeps him from loving his wife. I don't care for all the materialistic things he did for her. He was still cruel to her. I hope she's happy and he rots in hell. That would be a true HEA for me in this story.

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Marcie
Marcie
Apr 07, 2021
Status: Completed
I was really expecting a lot because I loved CIBIYB, but the writing of this really didn't surpass it's predecessor. It was still an enjoyable ride as the chapters before their marriage were well executed, I also loved the dialogues the couples had. I just got bored a bit because the MLs thoughts where getting redundant, and that even the tropes felt similar like: childhood friend inspiring jealousy inside MLs, naïve MCs, MLs possessive actions without tackling feelings, MCs running away, MLs chasing them, MCs life threatening accident and... more>> MLs getting that woke attitude L-O-V-E did exist hooblaaa. Although the ML here felt very much more realistic-
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he often drank which became a problem sometimes (not the abusive kind guys haha), he was vulnerable at times, had realistic fights with the MC because he wasn't a perfect lover but MC had expectations since she loved him, and since the dude was a prince, MCs dependency on him was tackled where she felt lonely when he was busy so she decided to socialize and gain connections; although tbh ML was fine even if she didn't do that.

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I would the say the bet was actually a trivial matter, but it did move the plot. Smut was good, didn't expect this much from an R-15 but I enjoyed their scenes very much. <<less
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Iuningning
Iuningning
Oct 04, 2023
Status: Completed
One of my favorite novels because of how beautifully well-written it is and I love how the author conveyed the main characters' emotions so eloquently. The redemption arc on this one is amazing in my opinion. Also, the ML is not really a bad person. He is kind and righteous. However, he also isn't really the 'ideal' husband as he wasn't emotionally reliable, always prioritize his work and the interest of the nation over his wife's needs. It reminded me of a saying in most romance novels that 'A hero... more>> would sacrifice you to save the world, but a villain would sacrifice the world to save you'. So, honestly, the lines are blurred if you consider him as either a hero or a villain (especially once you get to know his and Gladys' secrets that the royal family was keeping). Also, at the latter part of the novel, I love how the author heartbreakingly portrayed that despite MLs cold demeanor, he isn't actually that strong and was just too afraid to face his guilt and emotions (there was this one chapter when he cried with FL as he finally expressed his anguish and pain in his heart behind his strong exterior). As for FL, I adore her so much. I think she is one of my favorite FLs because of how strong she is despite everything she's been through. Also, I like how she knows what she wants and loves her man but also knows her limit.

Both FL and ML are wonderfully written. I appreciate how 'human' or realistic they are. They are flawed and their marriage is flawed from the beginning. Their journey throughout their marriage and the way they slowly realized their own feelings and grow them are organic—it didn't feel forced. Special thanks to the translator because despite some few errors, I can confidently say this is one of the few unofficial well-translated light novels out there. Truly, I highly recommend it. <<less
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Hazeluya_
Hazeluya_
May 19, 2023
Status: 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱
It's my first time writing the review for anything in this forum. Pardon me for any misspelled and bad grammar.

I would like to give the biggest applause to the translator's team. You are the true main character/s of this series. Biggest props for you🥰🥰

Anyway, let's get into it.

After reading it so far, I come to conclusion that this kind of trope isn't my cup of tea. I read this series because I found it interesting and fresh from what I saw from the manhwa adaptation so far. I kind of... more>> see the potential for this series to become big, that's why I I keep reading it even though it's not my thing.
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First thing first, there wouldn't be any significant characters' development for both ML and fl.

I believed Erna wouldn't be able to bring people to her side until the very end if the manuscript of Gladys' lover wasn't published. She's still clueless about how the high society works despite she's in it for more than a year and very dependent on ML regarding her social life. She can't stand for herself because of her background and being innocent and overly naive character she is. She's just kind of accepting everything that everyone thrown at her, and rotated her life around Bjorn (the ml). Which made me as a reader find it quite annoying.

Then, the ML isn't that bad, I kinda like his nonchalant side, which is a polar opposite from Erna. But, he is the epitome of emotionally absent partner with privilege of being handsome and rich. Like any other ML who has this very same desease, he'll chased after Erna and basically begged her to stay by himself after she decided to leave him behind.


Sure, there's some sweet scene here and there. But, before the redemption arc which is before she had a miscarriage and decided to leave Bjorn. He won't listened to Erna, didn't care with her needs, and saw her only as a decoration. Everytime Erna tried to communicate with him, he'll turned it into s3x scene everytime, which ruin the momentum and left Erna forgot to continue her questions/aspirations. These whole fiascos between them made me irked so bad.
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For bottom line, if you are bored with marry sue and strong independent type female character, maybe you can try to read this one. The translation is great, the plot and execution are flawless, it follows popular trope:

A pumpkin girl went to the city> meet a handsome city man > get entangled in some ways > pumpkin girl falls in love > the city man doesn't care with the girl's feeling > conflict > miscommunication > even a bigger conflict > pumpkin girl leave the city man> the city man realized his feeling > tried to win back the pumpkin girl's love > ect ect.

You might get hooked into it despite you hate it. <<less
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Jeana
Jeana
Jan 18, 2023
Status: Completed
This might be the first time I've ever written a review for a novel I need you all to know this one here is a gem. The FL has one of the best characteristics ever and the ML isn't that bad and I actually loved him as the novel progressed and was cheering for him. Give this a chance the writing is amazing!!!!
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Brown tomato
Brown tomato
May 06, 2024
Status: c82
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The title of this story didn’t lie. The prince really is problematic. He isn’t your typical angst rapist, physical abusive, emotionally abusive cheating, misunderstood bad guy male lead. But he is a piece of crap none the less. The thing is he speaks his mind and he doesn’t hide that he’s a pos. Infact he’s kinda robotic in the way he processes his emotions. I don’t like him because he treats the female lead likes she’s a joke. Like how kings had jesters perform for them for a good laugh. He looks at her like a tool to plead him and he treats her as such. Like a precious pet. If she’s good he gives her a treat if not he laughs and mocks her and proceeds to not address the issue and speaks to her in a condescending tone and looks down at her at for being mad. I do not understand what the FL sees in the guy. That’s enough on him though now for the fl. She’s a strong doormat. I think that description suits her. She’s really good at handling ab*se. I mean there’s taking the higher road and there’s just letting people walk all over you and that’s exactly what she does. The only person with a brain cell is her maid Lisa. I get she came from the country, she doesn’t understand the ways of the royals nor aristocrats. However she’s been studying and practicing for this reason yet all her studies amounts to nothing. She’s still heavily dependent on the ml. She doesn’t actually try to do anything after that humiliation on the yacht. She allows the maids to talk crap about her and keeps the maid that orchestrated her humiliating meeting with the annoying delusion ex. And stuffs it all down cause why? She’s a freaking doormat. A lot of people takes this as strength but I just think she’s real good at being a victim of ab*se. The other thing is she’s too easy, a part of the reason why the ML doesn’t take her temper tantrums seriously is cause it’s so easy to pacify her. She’s a simple woman. That’s why he likes her and she keeps being simple so he starts to get comfortable and not actually try in their relationship anymore. Whenever anything happens that she feels mad about all this man needs to do is smile at her and she’s over it or seduce her then she’s over it. Or if she’s sticking to her anger and he asks what he can do she ask for a walk or to have dinner together. With a woman like that who can take her tantrums seriously Fr. But what pissed me off was when she found out she wasn’t pregnant after there week long ignore each other session. It’s the fact that once again he made light of the situation and instead of having an emotional discussion of any kind this motherf*cker laughs as per usual. Like what’s so f*cking funny about this. Then he wants to blame her for making people think she’s pregnant like tf it’s not her fault she was sick. 🤦‍♀️ But the disgusting part is this man’s pe*verted sense of humor. After having that emotional day this man says he’ll only sleep in her bed if she make him touch her joke or not it was just so out of place. He grossed me out in that moment. The FL was way too docile too if he said that to me I’d kick him out but once again being the simple push over that she is she let’s him do as he pleases. The thing I hate about this isn’t cause the drama didn’t last long enough it’s because he’s leaving this fight without learning anything at all. That week without talking to her this man was living his best f*cking life. Like bruh he’s so ridiculous I don’t understand how anyone can like the guy. While she’s there sad and depressed over the fight this man enjoying himself. He’s acting like she’s deadweight like she’s been holding him back when all she ever asked was to hang out with the a**hole. 🤦‍♀️. I’m angry with the FL cause she’s the one that starts the arguments but always caves first and nothing comes from their fights. Nothing is learnt. She forgives him too easy. They don’t talk about why they fought how things can better or nothing. This motherf*cker just makes a s*xual joke they laugh it off move on then repeat. How tf do they expect the relationship to grow if they don’t address f*cking the problem? Another thing that irked me was that he didn’t even answer her question when she asked how he felt about being a father once again the dude just laughed it off and put her to bed. He treats her like a 4 yr old he f*cks on occasion. I’m just disappointed in both the leads of this story. The background characters are just that annoying haters so we can see how strong the FL is on taking ab*se. That’s their only purpose. I don’t know why the FL chooses to reward her abusive maids though that won’t make them like her they’ll just talk crap about her less but if it came to abandoning her they’d do it in a heartbeat. She’s dumb for trying to make friends with such obvious fake backstabbers. But whatever it’s just to show how much of a docile doormat naive ignorant Mary sue the FL is.

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Athy1211
Athy1211
Aug 06, 2023
Status: Completed
Y'know what? I don't get why this story has low reviews. This is the least problematic story (ironical) out of the 3 this author has written. ML starts out an a-hole but never ab*ses FL and his behaviour is actually justifiable given his past. He never forces FL, and actually goes through a redemption arc! Mistakes were made, sure. But this IS an angsty novel for god's sake!
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Mcnegar
Mcnegar
Dec 23, 2022
Status: c56
I think I wrote a review before Idk why it isn't showing but it was a meh it's readable but for me I didn't enjoy it I also read the raw chapter but I grasped a few things the MC is beyond naive she wanted to save her and her grandmas house and in this time women can not inherit titles so she goes and begs her father who she knows abandoned her to help her out in return she would stay with him for a year right...☺ Now okay... more>> I get it she's not very knowledgeable about nobles and this you know noble life even tho she is noble anyways she all of a sudden has to join society blah blah normal stuff at this point Idk she should've known something was up you just said stay a year you never said I had to work hard to do anything really anyways it took physical ab*se to let her gain some sense the second ML is also a coward he didn't confess to her because she had a higher status than him even tho she kinda lived like a commoner and had nothing to do with nobles so he started avoiding her went to the big Scott to gain a name as a artist the ML I kinda like his character can't remember if he was poisoned for real or if it was figurative speaking but long story short he was crown Prince demoted to a duke because he was poisoned or something his ex wife is a nasty woman the whole city think he cheated and made her life a child Idk but she did something I can't say because that's like spoiler anyways his character personality for with his backstory Idk don't really like the MC she's embarrassimg and cringe too naive for my taste not realistic at all <<less
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3694
3694
Aug 24, 2023
Status: Completed
It was a good read. Made me cry every chapter. I dont usualy read as such, cuz of my anxiety but I came to know that this mild out of the other novels of the author. So that's why I tried reading it.

It wasn't perfect, but what wasn't? I like this kind of angst, mild and focus on the couple rather than outside stimulation. I thought it'll bore me if its only the two of them but overall it was a good read. Definitely recommended.

Characters development was written adequately. What... more>> irk me is the readers who expect everything would be perfect as soon as the character realizes that they are wrong. Expecting that characters would come around as soon as they realized what was wrong. No in reality it's a process. You wouldn't magically become a changed person. If that's happens either you almost die or dying. And most people who comes with this shocks become psychopathic.

Although ML is a jerk, I wouldn't blame it all to him after all that's what his norm. They are two different circumstances that somehow met. Of course it will clash. I wouldn't say FL is naive cuz nativity is annoying, she wasn't like that at all. She knows her bottom line and she did something about it. She tried and when she knew it wasn't enough she stops.

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i suddenly remembered what he said to her about those decorations in her hat. I forgot the exact words but basically he said she should look like those things she created. Be pretty and decorative or something like that. I cried in that sht. Dmn if I waa her I would bawl in front of him. He's insulting something I really love to do. It would feel like I was worthless. Dmn it. ML is really a jerk.

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Translations are good about 7/10 cuz of the wrong spelling and words every now and then. A little bit bothered but can be ignore.

Dont worry about the low ratings, it was low cuz it only has low reviews. So if your going to read this please leave a review. <<less
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Azqua
Azqua
Jan 30, 2023
Status: c38
I started reading this novel after completed reading CEBIYB--as I considered it as the best Korean web novel. Honestly, It's hard to move on from Mathias-Leyla :). So, I have high expectation of Solche's second work.

The "Troublematic Prince" had same setting, somewhere in European fictional setting in the past century, with the same typical character 'a bad boy type vs naive girl', Cinderella syndrome. But the way the author-nim crafted the characters was good, the plot was also interesting, and the words and methapors she choosed was beautiful (here the... more>> credits also goes to translator in woopread who provided high quality translation).

At the beginning, plot seemed slow, but after few chapters the conflicts and characters development have captivated me. So "The Problematic Prince" is also another page turner novel. Compared to her previous novel--CEBIYB-- the male main was still better than Mathias (I mean less evil), and more lighter theme than CEBIYB for some point.

The story was about Herna Hardy-- a country girl from a fallen aristocrats, raised by her grandparents (The Baden) after separation of her parents. As her grandfather passed away, and no other direct male heir, Erna and her grandmother will loose their right of the property. Feeling afraid of loosing the only shelter, she looked for her father who lived in the capital. Unfortunately, her father was in the edge of bankruptcy. Her arrival lead him to have bad intention: sold off for marriage to gain monetary benefit.

Living in the city, Erna faced many cultural shock; grandeur buildings and infrastructures, amazing festive events, but full of evil characters and scandals. One of her biggest adventures scandals was with the Prince Bjorn (who was notorious as poisonous mushroom prince, if you eat you will die). Using Erna as the bet among young aristocrats, their love story began, as the main theme in this novel.

I'm still looking forward for the updates (it means I haven't completed reading the whole novel), yet I'm already in love with this novel.

The last, it's better you read it by your self :) <<less
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makoni
makoni
Dec 26, 2022
Status: c17
I honestly don't get the low rating. The author of this novel has a way with words. I am in love with this novel. The FL and ML are polar opposites and that's so exciting. It's very rare to see a writing like this. I loved CEBIYB (other work of dolche) . So I'm really really looking forward to next chapters.
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Angela2nite
Angela2nite
Mar 23, 2024
Status: c153
Drama, angst and ab*se, what a mix! I have no words... ab*se, ab*se, ab*se and guess what? ab*se! If this was a scene in 2024 it would have been a clear case of gender violence. The FL is a victim, brainwashed, cut off from any helping hand (her grandma for instance, Lisa was almost killed of just bcz...) . It has all the signs. Thousands and thousands of women die because of their partners, they find really difficult to extinsicate themselves from their partners and that there are still novels... more>> that in the name of love torture a woman endlessly without repentance and called it romance is disgusting.
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I will laugh if anyone tells me the ML repented at the end. People don't change in a spur of the moment, he may have realized something but the damage is done and Erna is fully dependent of him and probably for the rest of her live while still living with him

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. The historical period is no excuse, mostly because the mentally of the FL would have been the same if it was de modern era. I really wanted to comment on this novel, and much more intentionally after seeing the reviews. We have to addressed it by its name and not be fooled by the romance and angst tag. This novel felt like feeding a pig and watching it go straight to the slaughter house. <<less
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Yeremaya
Yeremaya
Feb 02, 2024
Status: c70
I read up to chapter 70, my heart really can't take Bjorn's personality anymore, he's a horrible person.

If you like idiots and egocentrics, this novel is for you and if you don't like it, close the tab and go for something better, don't waste your time like me.
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Milisha
Milisha
Dec 29, 2023
Status: Completed
This story is one of my favourite. It was really realistic, how the author portrayed their feelings, situations. It was really a good read.

Though I ML should have been a little bit sweeter to FL only then can I forgive him for his wrong doings. The miscarriage part really made me cry. But still I am happy with the ending.

This is the first story for which I have ever written any review. I don't know what to write about... But guys if you want to read this it's worth it.... more>> Go for it. <<less
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seikagojo
seikagojo
Jun 23, 2023
Status: Completed
Gave a 4 star because I enjoyed the story enough to complete it (im a simple person).

Classic arrogant tr*shy ML who's going to change because of love x innocent who's s*upid bc it's their first love fl.

The translation is good!! Writing style is also amazing. Kinda felt meh in the middle because the author was putting too many flowery words imo (edit: or is it from the translator?), still great tho. Nothing extravagant. Full of fluff and steamy scenes 😶‍🌫️ absolutely love the cute side stories. Just love and cute... more>> domestic couple scenes 🫶 a good read when you're bored! <<less
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MissRJ
MissRJ
Jun 17, 2023
Status: Completed
I didn't know why, but I couldn't stop reading. I hated Bjorn, and my heart hurts for Erna, this usually is enough for me to stop reading the novel, but I keep on reading despite the pain, haha Guess the translators and the way the story unfolds made me endure and I really did find myself loving the novel and rooting for the two MC despite their imperfections.

Do I recommend this? Hmn, not sure. If you're bored and want to feel frustrated then go ahead. The novel was well written... more>> and there's spicy scenes too, but you'll surely establish a love-hate relationship with the main leads so be prepared. <<less
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Tmicharie
Tmicharie
Jun 03, 2023
Status: Completed
Its the second novel of Solche that I have read and it never dissapointing. Beautiful writing to the core. The character development is good too. The FL doesnt have overly dramatic life that only suffering is in her path of life.

For me Byorn is a much better ML than Matthias. At least Byorn didnt made Erna his mistress but take her the proper way through wedding. The minus point of him is only his laziness.

Lazy for explaing about what exactly happend with his first marriage, lazy for making his reputation... more>> better for Erna smooth life as duchess, and last but most important toooo lazy to make Erna his priority.

At least he didnt r*pe her like Matthias did to Leyla so is Bastian to Odette.

And as always thank you so much for the TL-nim who can express the author beautufil writting through their hardworking translation. Its quality is superb.

Recommended 100% <<less
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Miranne
Miranne
Apr 19, 2024
Status: Completed
(I apologize in advance for my English, I'm not as good at writing as I am at reading)

I liked this story so much that now I don't know what to do with myself. It evoked so many emotions in me: joy, sadness, anxiety, breakdown and finally relief. I'm glad I found this story and I recommend it wholeheartedly...

and now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to cry in a corner
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gataloca
gataloca
Apr 18, 2024
Status: Completed
Enjoyed the reading. Well written, nicely translated.

The novel shows a more realistic version of what happens when two people from different social level/background/personality get together, specially when there is no love involved in a marriage of convenience.

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ML is a rational and realistic person. He is a good person, but is calculative. His every move is calculated with lose and gain in mind. Initially he got attracted to FL because she was quiet, beautiful and harmless. He never intentionally harmed or put the FL in a disadvantage. He tried to protect FL in his own way as good as he could, but as a rational person he didn't know how to or didn't want to deal with FL emotional expectation. Instead he overestimated her and thought that she would be able to cope with the issue by herself.

FL is an emotional and stubborn person. She is initially naive, but she is not an idiot. She knew ML was not in love with her when they got married, but she got in love with him and started having emotional expectations from him. She was left practically alone since ML was always busy and didn't know about her emotional burden, and got into depression when found out how lacking she was, specially when people compared with ML's ex wife.

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secondthots
secondthots
Nov 15, 2023
Status: Completed
What a whirlwind!

The storyline was easy to follow, almost cliched at times... what can you expect from an innocent beauty & problematic prince combo? There’s miscommunication, deep-rooted personality differences, an annoying ex who doesn’t know how to stop, parents who don’t really deserve to be parents, as well as a nosy lot of civilians who won’t shut up with their opinions. I came for the drama & I read it in one sitting.

In the end, you learn that it is technically possible to change a man... no matter how... more>> impossible it may seem in the beginning. But of course, this is fiction speaking. Loved the read; it’s been a while since I picked up a historical romance novel & I’m glad to have done so! <<less
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