This could have been great if we were given more time to warm to Poppy and for Poppy to really deal with her brother and redeem herself. As a novella it was just the wrong length to get these feelings across. I liked the last third of this book much more as it moved well and had lots going on even though Poppy and George were together without any real communication. I never like stories that start out with deceit, lies (by omission) or betrayal. This has all three plus theft. When you steal something to bail your brother out of trouble once again, then get betrayed by said brother and then find yourself pregnant, WHY would you not contact the man you stole from and the father of your child to try to right your wrong. Sorry but Poppy just did nothing but aggravate me with her attitude, her shame over being tricked and betrayed means nothing against your child's safety. I was totally on George's side in this and felt sad and angry for all he had gone through due to Poppy stealing from him. I think where the author went wrong was in having Poppy being deceived by her brother AGAIN and not for the first time. If the author had Poppy being deceived and tricked by her brother due to her fantastic job and not a common theme throughout their lives, I think this would have read easier, except it still would not exonerate her for not owning up to George about her pregnancy. This is my honest review of this book.