Sweet, sexy story with a wild-child heroine and her gang of impecunious misfits coming up against a big, stuffy, yet beta-style hero. Plot-wise, a lot of small, moving parts, as this is the first in a series and has to introduce characters and ideas galore. Even so, the main story takes its time and we get to watch Caro and Thomas travel an increasingly deep path to self-knowledge. Caro, especially, has a long road to travel in that department.
My favorite scene is near the start, when Thomas first sees the woman he thinks to be his intended bride and falls for her (physically), and then discovers it is Caro instead. I liked it as the excerpt before I started reading the book, and I liked it better in the text itself.