I read this after finishing Pride and Prejudice and found this an easier read, though I wasn't as fond of the characters. I didn't find the ending so obvious as P&P, but that may be because I knew less of this book to begin with. As another reviewer mentioned, it does seem hastily wrapped up at the end, which I was a little disappointed with.
A good read! Be warned, the editing gets a little sloppy in the second half of the book--nothing major, but an annoyance nonetheless.