For all purposes, the rating I give this is proper. I did not find this a variation so much as a deviation. If you want the rating of the novel itself, add a star. If you are looking at this with a love of Pride and Prejudice and want a true rating, look at what I gave it. This book, and it's series, left me unsatisfied as I went into this hoping for a variation and left having read little more than a harlequin romance.