I had a hard time getting into this book, and usually I love pretty much anything Elizabethan. I did not really feel anything for Katherine, she felt like she was just an educated woman with a pretty face. However, I was intrigued by the fictionalized inspiration for Venus and Adonis that Katherine's character is a muse for. I felt a bigger pull towards Shakespeare's character as he is written in The Tutor, he is characterized as arrogant, philandering and carefree, an interesting take on a well known man. The romance in the book from Katherine's point of view was a little much for me, she seemed to switch on and off from love to hate and obsession too quickly. Overall, this was an ok historical novel that moved quickly and was entertaining.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.