Okay, okay I will admit it. I still believe in fairytales and long for adventure and happily-ever-after. I actually even live behind a castle, so how could I not understand Izzy's longing for the same things I want? I'm so happy to say that this story lived up to my dreams, it had all the elements I needed to enjoy the entire situation. I developed an immediate connection with the heroine and I know that Izzy and I would be great friends if we ever got a chance to meet. I loved how faceted this story was, dealing with amazingly serious subject matters yet making me chuckle out loud at the antics of some of the key players. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect, tall dark and brooding hero. I like my leading men to have a slightly arrogant attitude and Izzy's duke is as sexy as they come. When I fall in love with the characters I can't help but love the book and I truly loved everything about this one, the setting was superb, the romance sweet and sexy and the premise a dream come true.