I wanted a comfort read after a bad week and I got one. Yes, there's a formula to the early AQ books but it's a formula that works and entertains. Olympia is slightly bluestocking, more interested in her maps & legends than in catching a husband. She's also taking care of her young nephews. Jared is typically a controlled, practical man of business. Of course when they meet she discovers a passion for something other than legends and he becomes completely befuddled an emotional about her. As usual there were some laughs, some touching moments and a satisfying romance.