I really liked Juliet from the beginning. I love when a historical heroine takes charge and steps outside their traditional role - it's what makes it exciting. When she not only insists on marrying Benjamin, but kidnaps his best friend (even if it's just a dog) to make sure he plays along, I was all for her little scheme. I was even more for it once I met her alternative <shudder>.
Where the book lost me a little was Benjamin himself. I never really grew to like him. He was overly concerned about his dog and while I understand why he would be upset with Juliet - he really treated her like crap. He does defend her against others that would harm her, but he isn't all that great himself most of time.
I really enjoyed his sister and her husband - they were a bit of comic relief for the two very serious main characters. I just really wanted a guy I could fall in love with.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*