I felt pretty conflicted reading this one. Parts I enjoyed and parts just turned me off. The world building was a plus, mostly liked the secondary characters... but I didn't like to overuse of the word 'dearie'. Ack. And really couldn't get away from the feeling that Julian was shagging Dr. Nick Sewell not through any great passion or feelings of 'true lurve' but due to needing protection. I wanted romance, not comfortable convenience. I just wasn't that keen in the end.