Wonderful love story. I liked the lessons both the hero and heroine learn; never judge a book by it's cover and never listen to gossip, there's always 2 sides to the story. Christian and Venetia are multidimensional characters with lots of layers. I liked Christian's step-mom and Venetia's family. Strong side characters added to the depth of this book. I enjoyed the journey and look forward to the other 2 books in this series.