This book reads like it was written just to pass the time in between major works. It's exactly what a light romantic afternoon read should be, no major drama or lengthy periods of angst. This is not a bad thing, though. I liked Honoria and Marcus, and they're a pair I can see lasting way beyond the final page turn.
What made this book stand out, though, were the friendships Honoria had with her cousins. I love when heroines have genuine friendships with other women in books and have conversations about things aside from men. We need more of that.