I have to admit, I enjoyed this book much more than the first one of the series.
Maybe it's because the geek in me totally related to Felix, maybe it's because it was something that is happening in current time with the coming out of Lord Ivar Mountbatten, but either case I loved this book. It was a lovely, sweet, read about two people falling in love without the baggage of name, family, destiny or responsibility, and then learning how to cope when all those things intrude. I also loved the geeking out over stained glass. I could spend hours looking at stained glass so I can relate.
I think my favorite character of all is Hen. Lio is damned lucky to have her as a sister.
My only disappointment is the lack of... karma, I guess, for both Lio's father and Felix's mother. These are grown-ass adults who act like spoiled children and get away with it. Not cool.
It was nice to see the younger generation behaving better than the older on.
On a scale of 1-10 I give this a 7.