My thoughts on this can be summed up in two gifs:
Enough with the drainage issues. The pig is cool, the pig can stay but having my hero and heroine spend more time apart than together was lame. I thought brother West was going to end up with the heroine!
Oh my god I tried not to hate on the heroine but Kathleen, girl, butt the f*ck out. I'm sure Kathleen was more of a "true" character of her time but homie don't want to read about these stick up the butt opinions. To say the least, she wasn't very endearing as a character. The ending stuff she pulled with Helen and Rhys made me foam at the mouth.
Definitely did not feel it between Kathleen and Devon, the stars are because Kleypas can write and there is a story here but I enjoyed it more as an introduction to the Ravenel family. On to the next...