I liked this but it frustrated me too.I loved the letters! The love story is unique in that it begins early on (not insta-love) and develops into something long lasting. I was frustrated because I wasn't ready for it to end AND I wanted more kissing. ;) But that's just me.It's beautifully written and gives those of us who either didn't read Persuasion or didn't "get it" as a teen (points to self) a fresher look at a classic. The cover is beautiful too.