This was a relatively good book. Romance, pace, & emotionality were good. Characters were mostly likeable but had some bad points. Story was written from heroine's point of view & I felt that I knew her & felt the impact of her emotions. I sympathized with her reticence to lay out her past history & drams to inconsistent Hero. I thought she had a massive complex about being an orphan. She's now an independent adult but she's still reacting like a lost orphan child to the thought of having no family. I also didn't like Hero's resorting to deceit to get info about why his uncle let heroine inherit his possessions. He could have easily gotten his answers by asking her. He did apologize & explain himself to heroine & promised his undying love plus a marriage proposal to heroine. So he redeemed himself at the end.