I never really connected with Natalie. I think it was because I had such high expectations for her and her character and she just...I dunno. She wasn't what I expected her to be. She was strong and independent, but...she didn't quite fit what I imagined.And I really liked Lord Denbury, or at least what we saw of him, but the romance didn't have that certain spark for me. The chemistry just wasn't there for me and I thought it'd be more romantic. I mean, this guy is trapped in a painting. You'd think all of the forbidden-ness would've made me swoon but...I wasn't there.I did really enjoy the story. It wasn't like any book I've read (I haven't read Dorian Gray) and it was really well written and the mystery was really interesting. It was more that Darker Still wasn't what I was expecting it to be. So, Darker Still, really. It's not you, it's me.Which means obviously now the rest of you have to try it for yourselves because I'm clearly no help to you.