I actually considered DNF this after only reading a few pages, and I love the author's "Roses" series.
I don't know, but I guess the beginning was very abrupt in its silliness?
C'mon its the 21rt century! There's competition everywhere! And this woman is feeling threatened just because the guy is opening a chocolate store in the neighbourhood?
Yes, he is a big shot... but so is she!!
They just have different styles.
Also the whole monologues involving princes, princesses, and lion's manes is becoming tiresome.
Now, it has become better, but I don't know...