The synopsis of the book intrigued me. The son of a Duke can't read? It was more than just Sebastian couldn't read. He couldn't pick up social cues but was a brilliant soldier. He found a bride that understood him and she loved that he recognized she was smarter than him.
The novel opens up with Sebastian arriving at Georgina's family's estate. He starts to worry then that somebody will discover his disability before he marries Georgina. Georgina doesn't want Sebastian or his parents to find out just how odd her family really is.
The book is 384 pages. Sebastian and Georgina don't get married until the end. I read the first four chapters then skipped to the end. It should have been a novella. There is only so far you can stretch this trope.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher.