I really enjoyed both characters. Bella is a free spirit who roams the world, baking amazing desserts and enjoying life. She's been content with her life until now, but being in Santa Rey has made her realize she's a little lonely. Jacob Madden is just the man to make her want to stay, too. He's sexy, caring and makes her feel totally safe. This was a sweet, sexy romance. Jacob and Bella have amazing chemistry and really worked well as a couple. The mystery seemed kind of odd - or the motivations behind it did, anyway - but otherwise it was a stellar novel.