I can't stand politically correct, I-am-woman-hear-me-roar, modern females in my historical romances. I get a headache from the eye rolling. This hit on so many of my pet peeves, I would be pained to list them all typing with one finger on my phone. Everyone was so perfect or cliché. The heroine scoffed at being saved by a man and preferred being the grubby relative among her highfalutin family. Poor Cinderella was deserted by mom and pop and left with a beloved aunt and evil uncle. I guessed correctly what happened to her parents (though I was half joking because surely she wouldn't go with something that lame). The prized mare loved only the heroine while the spoiled other woman wanted the H to sell her. The h is supposedly right about everything. When the H followed her layperson suggestions, he underwent miraculous healing in record time. There's tons more but I'm getting a cramp. I can't believe I wasted a book credit on this. But please don't let me stop you from taking a read. I don't think my opinion is in the majority. It was ok between the pet peeves.