The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) - Courtney Milan Courtney Milan can clearly write. She is talented. But for me this is a round up to three stars read. I liked most of the story, especially the first half. (Of course, downhill is not ideal as far as enjoyment of a book.) It's simply personal preference that I don't care for this type of male protagonist. The heroine is a much stronger character in this book, which is by design and part of the story. But, a resistant male lead with a lot to learn, and trouble learning it, is not my cup of tea.