This book had so much potential! To be fair, it lived up to most of it, but the author seemed to refrain from delving too deeply into the characters. We still get a feel for them, they're anything but two-dimensional, but there's always the sense that there could have been more to it.The plot is delightful and enthralling. A political marriage between warring factions is an instant read for me. For the most part, it's well written. And yet... it seemed somewhat rushed at times. I understand that it's the first of a series, but we don't really get more in the next one than we did in this one. It's just as satisfying, but it left me wanting.Recommended for anyone who's in the mood for a light, entertaining read.