This one was a slow start but definitely picked up in the middle and in to the end. It was super obvious that the evil other woman was the true villian, which is typical in these short little stories. Still made for interesting reading. I didn't like that the kidnapping wasn't resolved but since the kidnappers were actually nice to the heroine it didn't really matter. It really seems as if it was just thrown in there so as to develop the story more, which worked.
It took a bit for Chrysander to grow on me. He just was too much of a jerk in the beginning. He did get better as the story went along. He was cute with her when he would get "upset" over Marley's adventures in the garden or her defiance in walking down the stairs by herself. There were several cute moments.
Soon, I will read Piers and Theron's stories. I have other books to read from the library first but I will get them on my list of to read books!