It's a classic Lisa Kleypas type of love story. This means the romance is sweet, hero and heroin are both likeable characters and a sweet romance. I think if you have just started reading romance, it is a good book. But I must say, Lisa Kleypas has done much better than this book and I hope she will again soon.
There are things I didn't understand in this book:
1. Why does the girl have to be Russian?? Ok i get it, it's the theme and yes England has been done overmuch. But the girl could have been Chinese and that wouldn't change the story much.
2. Why the dead first wife and the teenage girl??? I know these things are all very real but I am reading a romance, I don't want to be real.
3. The hook??? Huh? Are we shooting a pirate movie?? Same as point 1, I don't see this piece of detail do much for the story.
The book itself is a sweet story, but if you have been spoiled by great stories, you probably won't find it so satisfying.