Quinn adheres to social mores when it suits her and throws them out the window with fantastical situations at other times. To be honest, it took me two attempts to finish this book. The first time I started it, I only got as far as the heroine punching the hero in chapter 1 before I put it down. I was expecting an Austen-esque romance given the language and the sudden display of violence startled me. I came back to it however when I was in the mood for something lighter and I enjoyed it.