The actual end of this book. Ugh, apartment management arrived for an inspection near the end of it and caught me crying.
So yes, it did emotionally affect me. There were some very good bits in the second half, and MR was right, Anthony does improve on acquaintance. Quinn did not convince me on one thing, however: that the scene with Anthony and his former mistress not only didn't matter anymore, but also that Kate would completely forget about it.
As Kate told herself and Anthony that she couldn't think of a reason to object to his courtship of Edwina anymore, now that she'd learned he was actually a pretty decent guy, I just about screamed in frustration. Did it not bother her that there was a possibility he wouldn't be a faithful husband to her sister? And, when he ended up marrying her instead (for reasons), why wasn't she reminded of that scene when he told her that, although he was marrying her, he wasn't going to fall in love with her? Because I was certainly reminded of it. One of those instances of an author relying a little too much on readers knowing what's in both the characters' heads and allowing it to overwrite what the characters themselves are supposed to know about each other.
But yay, now it's time for me to go up the ladder.