I would say it's a little above average romance book. After reading too much romance a book needs to be really special to impress me. Unfortunately the second Dudley book impressed me more with the independent woman character so this one didn't have much chance with me. What I want to read now is the story of their sister and her dry-stick husband Heyward. But probably it won't happen since these two books have already shown too much of her "flaw" (bonnets anyone?), on the other hand I'd like to see some heroines who are not the paragon of goodness.