After reading the Cynster sisters trilogy, this book was very very hard to read. I get that the twins have a huge problem with their protective male relatives but also finding someone that also lived up to the Cynster paradigm. However, Amanda Cynster just comes off as a bratty manipulative reckless self-centered girl rather than a strong willed heroine who doesn't fit the mold of her world. Martin is the more sympathetic character.
Martin is the better character in this pairing and his development would have been more interesting rather than the courtship which was painful dealing with Amanda's head games. The intrigue in the latter half of the book pertaining the the old scandal was engrossing but you have to reach that part of the novel.