I would like this book more if it weren't for Fanny. She drives me up a wall. She is in her early twenties yet she is drawn as if she were a decrepit old lady in her 60s. Even with disbelief suspended, she is unbelievable. Indubitably one of GH's worst crafted characters.
Still, it was obvious from page one that Ivo was after Serena and would catch her in the end. Enjoy the chase.