The book started all really well. The pages almost turn themselves. Simon and Lily are both good characters, especially in the beginning.
Sadly the book never really took off for me. It scratches the surface of a relationship that could have been deeper. I have the imrepssion that this book was written with a younger audience in mind. The tone is light and the feelings superficial. The fact that Simon is written to be a duke only takes the ridicule to the next level. It is all a little too.........Cinderella for me.
I do like the younger brother Will and his lady love Prisca. I am also intrgued about the youngest brother Benjamin. But I am reluctant to continue the series. it would quite a shame to see another 2 perfectly good stories being turned into a 5 year old's fantasy.