I absolutely LOVED that Sparrow stuck to her guns for a long time after what happened with Ian. I'm so sick of reading these weepy, weak women who cave as soon as the man apologizes. I get you can't drag a book on forever, so she can't make the guy grovel forever, but when he F's up, he shouldn't just be forgiven, and they move on like nothing happened. The guy should have to actually prove he's changed. Sparrow is one of my favorite characters of all time for being a strong-willed, non-nagging/whiny woman!