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I am not generally a fan of instalove and there is a lot in this series. The books are not badly written but although we are gradually learning more about the characters they still feel like cardboard cutouts - they talk about what they think and feel but not in a 'real' way. It's more as if they are expressing the emotions that they think they ought to feel, rather than anything genuine. I didn't feel moved or connected in any way, and I still don't feel as though I know the 'real' Rhys or Amalia (or any of the other characters for that matter), even three books in.