The romantic part of the story sucks. The kid is still a brat. The heroine went from nice to pushy American whose life is in shambles, even without being the guardian to the kid. The hero is emo due to the OTT back story. The sheer amount of death this family goes through is ridiculous. And then they are giving dog obedience/specialized dog training classes and farm-to-table suppers? Overly pretentious rural living - no thanks. My luck with contemporary romance continues to sour.