I really loved that Vanni is shy. I don't think any of the other heroines in this series have been shy (or many in any book I've read). It was a nice change of pace in some ways. I didn't like that she was cheating on her fiance with Smiley. I know they were drugged and Carl was a complete ass, but it was still cheating. I really liked her and Smiley together, but it seemed a little rushed. It's been a while since I've read one of these, so that could just be me - they all seem to get together very fast.