This book surprised me. I thought it would be light, and the place where Samantha starts drew me in. But even with all the P&P homage, I didn't expect it to end as a romance. It's not that I didn't see the twist coming, I did. But the beautiful and painful way Sam develops feeling both quick and tortuously slow surprised me. This may be my favorite book of the year. It made me love my husband more for the reminder that he sees me, he gets me.