Never would I have expected to be quite so taken with a ginger haired hero. Of course, I do have a soft spot for the name Jasper, even more so now. And Pippa? Could she be any cuter? Not possible. This worked on every level for me. Cross's restraint for almost half a book. OMG. Even the epigraphs caught my attention, and I usually scan right over them.
I don't usually read historicals. I have a lot of trouble with the conventions of the time, but I've wanted to try Sarah MacLean's writing for a long time now, and DAMMIT, why did I wait? I have a Chapters giftcard burning a hole in my pocket. Not only am I going to tear my way through her backlist, but at least one will be a hardcopy book for my shelf.
As an aside: I've been making my way through suggestions I've found on Goodreads for my 2013 reading challenge, and I've never been happier with my reading subject matter. Perfect escapism.
ETA in May 2013: I saw in my news feed that Michelle started reading this, and it showed my 4 star rating next to the update - I've raved about this book to a lot of people over the last few months, so I'm bumping it to a 5/5.