I'm torn with regards to the rating. I love Holbrook's novels. They are light and amusing. This novel started with more intrigue but centered around the Covingtons more than the intrigue. While the mad cap Covingtons were amusing, the focussed attention did little for character development. Also I found Chantel and Richard to be bordering on annoying stubborn. While this isn't my favorite of her novels, I certainly still enjoyed the antics and the latter portion of the novel.