4 StarsI just love Rachel Gibson. This story was a really good one. You have a real bastard who controlled everything around him. He dies and tries to control from the grave through his will. There is the bastard [literal] son who he never recognized, his step-daughter who he did, and his wife. The author weaves a nice star-crossed tale. The timing just never seems right for these two, until it finally is. I loved the characters and the back-story. The only issue I had was the story dragged for me a bit in the second third of the book.Overall, a nice story and one I'll read again. These are truly comfort reads for me.Happy Reading.