Black Rose (In the Garden Trilogy, Book 2)

Black Rose - Nora Roberts The main characters in this story are mature adults -- late forties -- and Roberts gives them a very mature, adult romance. This is great in principle, but wound up being kind of dull in practice. I didn't care much for the high-class heroine, which didn't help. (And is it some kind of rule that the second books of her trilogies must have all character relationships be annoyingly happy and perfect? It was the same with Bed of Roses.) The rest of the story was okay; I liked it enough to continue on the next in the trilogy, though I'm not sure if I'll go for the bratty kid lovers any more than I did for the grown-ups.