Lucas is, in a word, an ass in the beginning. He doesn't redeem himself until half way through the story. Jack is just as much of a jerk as Lucas. Snarky and pushy, I didn’t change my mind about him until the midway point as well. As I read, I kept wondering how the author is going to make these guys likable? But she did. Dolce wove a wonderful story, the characters changed and grew as the story progressed. They went from men I want to hate to ones that I love and rooted for to get their happily ever after. The cast of secondary characters are just as well written and added depth to the story.