I really enjoyed the banter (even the one sided conversation cause Marnie was chatty). Marnie was no wallflower, she wasn't afraid to get in and get dirty and her sass made me laugh out loud several times. Jake was a wounded soul and Marnie wasn't out the change him, which was one reason I really loved this story. Their spark was immediate but the trust was slow to come. The traitor was a complete surprise, and the dog and her place in the story was wonderful. Can't wait to read about the brothers.