This is the first book I've read by Sherry Thomas and I enjoyed it. Private arrangements is what one would call a 'second chance' romance. I have to admit this is my favourite kind of plot.
The main characters past adds depths to the story. However, I felt, the conclusion was well-known from the beginning and there wasn't much real conflict. I enjoyed the author's creative use of similes and descriptive prose. The romance between the side characters helped add more charm to the story.
The romance was satisfying and the story didn't have any major issues.
Overall, a good read. I hope to read more from this author in the future.