nick has every right to hold his grudges. and he's done a lot of terrible things. none, so terrible as abandoning adelaide. especially not realizing how she needed him. and now he's ready to step up and do the right thing. but she doesn't want that from him. or she does, but only as a last resort.
she doesn't want to entrap him. she doesn't want to be with someone who doesn't love her. except he does. this is what she fails to see, he loves her so deeply and so much that every time she says he doesn't need to marry her she cuts away another piece of his soul. he doesn't have that much left to spare.
once they get past this misunderstanding. and all the lies and misunderstandings that came before. well, that's the only way things will work out. and it's good to see that their family relations also get a measure of resolution. bygones do become bygones. apologies are made. forgiveness is granted.
it's less easy. but the happy ending is there all the same.
**lady gone wicked will publish on february 26, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (scandalous) in exchange for my honest review.