Outside of a mental institution, I don't believe you will find characters who act the way these characters do. The first half is the story of Elizabeth, a rich girl whose only problem is that she's afraid to tell this guy, Breed, that she has money. (Does anyone in the real world actually name their sons "Breed?"). And this is actually not one book, it's actually two old retreads cobbled together to look new. As bad as the first half is, the second was WORSE. For reasons never stated, Carrie is falsely convinced that her twin sister, Camille, is the only woman any man would want and that she herself is apparently a grotesque pig. Someone apparently beat all the self-confidence out of the girl and how that happened might've made an interesting and sympathetic story. But the reader is never given that much in the way of background. We simply pick up somewhere in the middle with this neurotic fool who does things flee in tears when she sees her own artwork displayed or tries to cancel dates because her eye makeup smears. Her love interest, Shayne, is no better because he keeps coming back for more for reasons that completely elude me. Oh excuse me, it's because of her "paradoxically sophisticated innocence." Yes, Macomber actually uses such clumsy, inept phrases. As someone who usually likes Debbie Macomber’s work, I truly don't know how she got these two dogs published. Don't waste your time!