I read somewhere that Shelly Laurenston & G.A. Aiken are one in the same, and I thought, A-HA! So THAT'S why I struggled so much with this book. She is not the author for me.So, the heroine of this book is annoying beyond words, and the supporting cast isn't much better. They're shouting, screaming, yelling, ALL THE TIME. They're out of control and it's just supposed to be, I don't know, endearing? The adults all have the emotional and social maturity of toddlers. Terrible.DNFd around the 50% mark when I realized that my level of "do not care" was quickly rising to "I want to slap all of these people."