It took me several tries to get in the right mood to read this. It is one of those books that drops you right in the middle of someone's life, in this case Elizabeta's life, and you have to run with it. No introduction. I have to be in the right mood to jump into one of those, especially after finishing a series. But that is neither here nor there.Once I was able to get into the story, all I could do was hold on for the ride. You keep expecting things to go one way, then BAM, something else totally unrelated happens.I was pretty sure how the story would wind up, but had no clue how it was going to get there.Aelius, as a lead male, drove me banana-sandwich for a while. He was just too ... well, you will see. It did get better, or I got used to it. Either way, by the end I was eating out of his ... hand. Yup. That is totally what I meant to say.I panicked for Elizabeta almost the whole time. I mean pretending to be your dead twin brother on an island where no girls are allowed in a time where you can be killed for such an offense? Yeah. I was nervous.All in all, a good solid story, with what feels like an ENDING. NO CLIFFHANGER to be seen for miles! What a relief!