This book did not feel like a novella. The main characters were well developed and the story did not seemed rushed or that parts were missing. I loved the setting of Lisbon and reading about the sites there. The food descriptions in the book made me hungry. I might have to try one of the recipes at the end of the book. This was a warm and fuzzy romance about two people who wrote to each other over 15 years. They developed a true friendship that turns into love. Isabell is a hard worker but is struggling without her grandmother who raised her. Simon is so patient and kind to Isabell. I love how he encourages her and how he is so in tuned with her needs that he holds off with what he wants waiting for her to be ready. This is my favorite kind of romance. The kind that is developed over time and is built on friendship. I really enjoyed this book.