I loved the characters because, well, you just have to love a girl like Portia who knows what she wants and who goes for it, don't you? Apart from that she is charming and smart and a lot of other great things and of course, Dell Turner is also a very interesting character even though we don't get to know him that well. Somehow, despite many descriptions how he feels and so on, his character remains somewhat shallow. Portia is the only character with a bit more substance and the only one who leaves the reader, me in this case, with more than a passing interest.
It might have been easier to fill out the blanks - alright, that would have been much easier- if I had read the other books in the series first that tell Emma and Ivy's stories but I think that I would have been as frustrated reading those books as I was now. There was too much going on with the other sisters and reading it I knew that it was important but, well, it made me curious but it also made me feel rather annoyed.
The problem was that it all happend at the same time and the author was very careful not to include much of one sister's story in the book of the other sister - understandable but in this case something was definitely missing.
The story itself was rather unbelievable even though well plotted and despite that definitely interesting and fast-paced, sweet and romantic - and that's what made me decide on three stars for this book because despite everything that I was missing in this book, I enjoyed reading it and would read it again. Not right now but eventually.
So, not one of my highlights but not a case of "wasted-time" either. Those who have read the other books in the series will enjoy reading what Portia has been up to while her sisters went and found themselves husbands.