As you can probably tell by now, having read a few more pages, Lilah IS fairly bratty. :) Actually, she's very good natured at heart; it's just that nobody ever tells her "no." She has just met a man who has the same problem: nobody ever tells HIM "no," either! Evidently being an earl from infancy forward (Drake), and being the only child of a lonely widower (Lilah), results in much the same level of pampering and indulgence. In other words, my hero and heroine have both been spoiled rotten, have very strong personalities, and have a lot to learn! Let the power struggle begin ...!