I absolutely loved this. I constantly recommend it to people, from teens to adults to seniors, whether they're looking for a historical story or a romance, or both! The science is glossed over, which is fine because that’s not the point. The relationships between characters are intense and heartfelt. The plot is logical and suspenseful. The protagonist is sufficiently crazy and interesting and girly to keep your attention. I definitely recommend it! I did not skim it, not one bit. I was hooked on every word and wanted to finish the entire thing in one day. So good.