Xavier has a past that continues to haunt him. Lila is sensible and is willing to put Xavier's past behind them, even though she receives several warnings about Xavier. Gigi is the scorned, delusional woman who can't let Xavier go. Gigi goes to great lengths to destroy Xavier and Lila's relationship.
"Lila, Lila full of fire."
Lila is strong, sensible and fierce. She is able to move past her emotions and find the truth, until the truth smacks her right in the face. Even after she made an unexpected discovery she doesn't allow herself to wallow too long in self pity. It's very refreshing to read a book where from the start the lead woman is strong and self reliant. Lila pushed away her doubts and accepted Xavier at face value. In the end it's up to Lila to open herself up to be willing to trust in the truth.