Could Ellie be any more clumsy or so easily startled? I lost count the number of times she tripped or said "Eek!" (or a different equivalent).
Much of the book is spent with Ellie pining for Ned and Ned thinking of Cicely and feeling guilty. It got tiring reading how perfect for Ned Cicely was. I. Get. It. I also thought Ned had moments where he was too controlling (must tell those stupid females what is good for them!). That being said, it was still well written and an engaging story. I am intrigued by both brothers (mainly Ash) and am interested in reading their stories.
I loved Reggie and his stealing ways.