I found COPL to be totally ridiculous. I can't see Leia even thinking about marrying a guy she barely knows, no matter how much it'll help the Republic. The Luke of the movies would never encourage his sister to do something so ill-advised, which is exactly what he does in the first fourth of this book. And Han Solo has too much pride to let a woman--any woman--drive him to crying in his beer to Threepio or to do something as stupid as kidnapping Leia. And Leia stringing Han along, giving him five days to make her fall in love with him again was just dumb. The whole thing reminded me of the (melo)drama we usually leave behind by our early twenties. Grown adults don't behave that way. Han and Leia have been through too much in their lives for these kind of games. They'd know a good thing when they had it. Suggestions have been made that people didn't like the book because they wanted Han to end up with Bria, or that they didn't like the witches. Nothing could be further from the truth, at least in the other communities I post in. In the Han/Leia-specific communities, the sentiments pretty much reflect what I mentioned above, and many of those folks don't care for Bria either. And the only witch I didn't like in COPL was Leia; sure she's proven herself to have a sharp tongue in the films, but she was just cold and heartless toward Han in this story. I don't think Han would take that from anybody, especially someone he loved. My question is this: of the people who actually liked the book, how many would consider themselves Han and Leia fans? I'm just wondering if it has more to do with the possibility that the people who actually liked the book may be more into the action vs. the character-driven angles, or that they're not "into" Han and Leia's relationship so perhaps they haven't given much thought to how out-of-character their behavior is in this novel.