This is my 1st Oldfield read & it was average. The writing was good. There's a lot of info about the culture & people of Brazil. Dialogue was good. Sexual chemistry was & love scenes were only ok. Overall, the book lacked emotional intensity & depth. The characters acted like normal people. They were attracted to each other but not in a "you're the One" way. Hero & heroine had other relationships & felt more for each other than their other companions but not much more. They got the know each other & enjoyed each other when they became intimate but they didn't have that zing that I like to read about in my romance books. Even heroine's big secret was handled without much fanfare. They discussed it thoroughly & soon enough they say their I-love-yous & the end. I like my HPs dramatic & emotionally intense & this one wasn't.
Recommended if looking for emotionally-light reading.