The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2) - Grace Burrowes The plot had promise but the execution failed. I adored Devlin. Emmie was a mess. Thankfully there was no lemonade but lots of tarts. The inanimate objects in these stories almost get more page time than actual plot provoked progression. The whole point of Emmie leaving never made its case on the page. It didn't make sense and was more frustrating than story driven. The ending was abrupt and anticlimactic after suffering through all of her drama.