I think I understand why the ratings are not off the roof. If you consider this story seriously, I'm sure a lot of gay people and women would be taking offence. But, if you consider this for the spin-off that it is, then you'd enjoy the book. I mean, come on. It's Marie Sexton! And the story is a nice take to the well-loved Disney classic. It was both funny and nostalgic. And well, a gay guy can dream, right? Although, I was kinda hoping there could have been an epilogue or something to solidify Eldon's happy ending with the "unconventional" prince.