In this, the third book, Zoe's life is taking on a lot of the genre's best tropes. She, in her sweet and bumbling way, has attracted the attention and affections of a collection of men and like many heroines and young women, has her heart set on the one least suited to her.
Again there seems to be things that went on outside the series that are relevant to the development of the characters missing to us. I know that Ms Weldon has a number of other titles and I have a feeling these developments were done there.
I have greatly enjoyed this series so far and look forward to more. The books are heating up with our first real intimate encounter showing up in this book.