Overly frustrating and very disappointing. For as long as this book was, I am disappointed that Nicole and Christopher never reached a true understanding until the last damn page of the book. After all those pages it's sad for me to look back and realize that there was never a part where we got a break from all of the BS. Add to that all of the over desc narr re: War of 1812 and I'm mad at myself for not flouncing. I guess held on and would have liked the story more if we would have had a longer time with NxC happy. It was like hate hate hate times a thousand and then a little blip of love at the end with occasional dusting of like here and there.