I found this Ross book tedious to read because there was too much details about history of the bayou & other characters. The writing is good but it wasn't romance-focused. The romance was not strong & not very exciting either. Heroine was portrayed as hardened & detached so her succumbing to hero's flirtatious seduction didn't fit & was not convincing. Hero & heroine were just not compatible & Ross' writing couldn't convince me otherwise.
Recommended with some reservations.