Very excited to discover this author! I enjoyed this book, and can't wait to go back and read the first in the series. There are a few far-fetched elements, and from the excerpt for the third book, it seems like that's a consistent theme for St. Clare - hard to give examples with spoiling the story, but I will say that even though I rolled my eyes a couple of times, I did so with a smile, and my enjoyment of the story wasn't diminished because of those plot points.
The only reason I didn't give this book 5/5 stars is because I just wasn't 100% comfortable with how the central theme of abuse was dealt with - I didn't find the book nearly as sad as others did, so maybe that's a reflection of the fact that I haven't read the first book - if anything, I thought there would be more angst around Jocelyn's return to her hometown and seeing her abusive father again after so many years. When it comes down to it, I didn't like the easy HEA ending of Joss and Will living next door to Guy. It just felt too pat.