I loved it, though I struggled a little with what truly drew Ausin and Peter to each other. It did seem mostly rather superficial, at first. And then later, it could have been rationalization or Cognitive Dissonance, or something less romantic like that. But aside from that, I loved the characters and got caught up in the story. I'm very much looking forward to reading the next one, though I was a little disappointed the epilogue jumped so far ahead in time *and* was such a clear setup for the sequel. But that latter is sort of a pet peeve of mine.