The thing that bothers me about this book is that Manda Collins has a tendency, an over-tendency, to explain things. I can see and infer things on my own, you know? Explaining everything the way she does is a good way to talk down to the reader and insult their intelligence. I spent most of the time going "yeah, I got that." For example, she'd say something like 'the girls had a tendency to dismiss social conventions.' and I think about all the social conventions they dismissed, and I agree with the statement. BUT THEN, Collins decides she needs to explain/justify this statement. It's unnecessary and just a TAD annoying. And this happens all the time. Also, I'm not really fond of romance that focuses too much on having children/heirs/raising children omg isn't the hero so cute interacting with a baby/young child?! The answer for me is an absolute no, it's not. Kinda makes me like the hero a bit less tbh. But I think the normal reader wouldn't find it as off-putting as I did. But like I said, the biggest thing I have flaw with is the explaining/justifying. Juliet was an okay heroine, I like that she's an amputee/not perfect, though I was more interested in Madeline (though I'm not sure I'll pick up book #3). It's a good novel for fans of regency.copy won through goodreads first reads.