This was a long story. It was fine story, just a lot of characters and A LOT of plot. It seemed that this book could have ended at least twice before it actually did. The heroine was a dimmed bulb for most of the book. The hero had an interesting although complicated backstory. Everything seemed like a huge crisis, and then in the next chapter was too easily rectified. It was a fun and fluffy story, but needed a good editor to refine the writing a bit.