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Bitter Disenchantment: A Coveted Novella

Bitter Disenchantment - Shawntelle Madison I received a copy of this book from NetGallley in exchange for an honest review.I have to say that I really enjoyed this story. I liked Aggie, and her strength and independence. It was nice have a female lead with an eating disorder other than anorexia or bulimia, and that he compulsive overeating was treated as the serious issue it as rather than a failure of willpower or self control. I liked her practical response to her father's controlling ways. She doesn't waste too much time whining, feeling bad for herself, or making silly, impractical plans. She's not happy, but it doesn't mean that she is going to do all she can to make her marriage fail. I liked that Victor wasn't a cartoon villain, and that he started out pretty charming. It was only as their relationship developed that his controlling behavior became more apparent, and Aggie decides that she needs to leave. That made me so happy. In so many romance novel his behavior would have been portrayed as loving, and even romantic. She's his little woman of course he wants to lock her up so no one can hurt her. I'm so glad that this book didn't take that path.The secondary characters are well developed, and add quite a bit to the story. They live in a hard world, and this is not a story without pain, and sacrifice. People make hard choices to protect, and care for those they love. The short story at the end was fun, and I look forward to reading more about these characters, and their world.