After reading book #0.5 (a novella), I was put off by the series. I skipped reading this book in February because I didn't want a longer length with the same writing as the first book. I can definitely say this book was much better that the novella.
With that said, man, this book could have been edited down some. There were parts of the story that dragged due to having the same angsty conversations. However, the writing is fresh and deals with sensitive topics with a deft touch; the conflict between h/H was based on real issues. The setting was really historical, with historical events cropping up as just a line of conversation between characters or current trends from the early Victorian period. Milan simple does not do historical wall-papers, and it makes my inner history buff so damn happy. As for the romance, I not only rooted for the main couple (Jenny and Gareth), I also rooted for the side couple (Kate and Ned, the main couple in book two).
I read the "enhanced" versions, but do not use/read any of the extras. It was bloat to the page count, as well as not needed. 3.5 stars and I immediately started the next book in the series now that I was over my fear of reading more of the same type of stuff found in the novella.