Overall, this was a decent Brooks' book. The romance & emotional & sexual tension had a good build-up but petered out towards the end. The time period b/w Hero's love declaration to heroine's realization was too long. The 3 or 4 months that went by made their sizzling sexual chemistry tepid so by the end we don't even get 1 measly sex scene. It was anti-climaxing. Aside from that, characters were done well. Hero was alpha male with sensitivity & patience with heroine. Heroine was a good mother & friend & survivor. She had major trust issues with men due to her ex-husband. She was wise to guard her heart & see evidence of Hero's love. Brooks just didn't tie this well enough with the sexual & emotional chemistry b/w the 2. But Hero & heroine's love was strong & deep & their future looked good.
Recommended with some provisions.