Millie is a quirky, witting, and easy to relate to character, whom you just want to root for all through the story. She's got a quick sense of humor that pulls her out of some really awkward situations. Of course, some of those situations are at Orla's orchestration, but how do you tell a bonafide bestselling author that what happens in books, just isn't always how real life plays out.
Millie's first meeting with Hugh is one of those too embarrassing to mention moments. You know the one! We've all had them at some point in our lives. Yet they seem to have a click that is almost audible to the reader. Hugh is grieving over a deceased wife, Millie doesn't want this encounter to become part of Orla's book, and Orla is determine to create a romance for Millie. You can see where there is so much potential for some good-hearted laughs, some embarrassing situations, and some great moments in this story.
Of a side note, there does seem to be one recurring character-type in Mansell's novels. It's been seen in 2 out of the 2 books I've read. The jealous/envious flatmate/friend in the heroine's life. I'll be interested in finding out if this continues in future stories.