This is more like 3.5 stars IMHO.
- Heroine is no wimp for sure.
- For a novella, there is a lot packed in there, which is also a con (see below).
- I found it very confusing to follow so much world building in such a short period of time. I didn't feel like we got to know the characters much.
- The story opens with the hero and heroine fighting each other for money. I had a problem with a H able to pound his h into the ground, but that was part of this "world" for sure. It still didn't sit right with me.
I have the next book, and will continue with the series, as I think at least some of my problems were due to not getting into the world enough in the short number of pages.