I rarely review books, especially free ones, and a romance novel I grab for $0 comes with varying expectations. What I NEVER expect is a MODERN story where the "heroine" is abducted - her words - and sexually assaulted by our "hero" - seriously, he bruises her when she struggles to get away, forces himself on her despite her clear refusal of his advancements... things like "please, no."
I'll give you the occasional passionate bodice-ripper where there are sparks between characters but they learn more about each other, come to understand that they have more in common than they thought, blah blah blah... that I will read with nary a comment about no-means-no and rape culture. Here we have only the female protagonist's point of view. And her point of view is that she's afraid, angry, and on the verge of tears for the majority of the book. The protagonist even goes so far as to tell her that NO ONE WILL BELIEVE HER when she threatens to report him for kidnapping. Excuse me while I swoon.
We never hear any reason for her to "fall in love" with this man. All I read was evidence for kidnapping, sexual assault, and battery.
Spoiler alert: they end up living happily ever after. HOW?!