I thought the story was OK. Just, OK.
Felicity is evidently a massive klutz because most of the times she ends up in Vidal's arms is when she is in the middle of a fall over something. Fliss was never allowed to meet her father, and she had believed Vidal had kept her one letter to her father from him.
The reasoning why her father was never in her life is questionably vague. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but it seemed more the product of weak character.
Vidal had formed misconceptions about Felicity (Fliss seems such a silly nickname) and again, probably runs along cultural lines. He was a jerk, and Felicity seemd a sucker for letting the incidence have such credence over her life.