The story was okay. The characters and plot had potential but the development of the characters just fell flat. From what I understood, this was supposed to be a reworking of Taming of the Shrew but it didn't resemble the version I remembered. Anyway, on its own, it's okay story with the typical cliche plot devices -- hoyden heroine, strong willed hero that doesn't divulge too much, dastardly villain, and ex-mistress causing jealous and misunderstanding. For a jaded reader, this work is missing something but for the new reader of this genre, you will enjoy it.