Have to agree with Juliana that neither Prudence nor Rhys were appealing as main characters. I couldn't suspend my disbelief that Prudence, who is 28 years old and has lived on her own and supported herself in downtown London for 11 years, is a complete innocent and has never felt attraction or lust for a man. She must be completely lacking in female hormones! The writing style is also quite childish - very similar in tone to the Disney "Princess" cartoons that my 3-year-old granddaughter loves to watch. That actually put me off the book the most.