Witty and charming. It was nice to see a story where the snobby girls get their comeuppance and those left in the competition were confident and acted like adults, instead of spoiled brats.
I did enjoy watching Tristan and Tessa preconceived notions about each other fall away over the course of the book. Both of them showing to be mature complicated adults trying to do the best they could to act honorable and overcome their ideas of their past. While unconventional, their romance was more of what one expects from two adults. Nothing overt and lacking huge romantic gestures (except at the end) but a mature relationship built on mutual respect, conversation, and shared ideas.
And that big romantic gesture at the end is about every girls dream and for Tristan to remember the message her father gave her mother everyday almost made my cry, it was so touching. And getting me to cry over a romantic gesture is almost next to impossible!