I don't like to read books where the main characters are involved in infidelity. Kendrick wrote this book so well that I actually liked it! Hero was an arrogant, judgmental, & insulting jerk at the start, which made me think I would hate this book especially when it was revealed that he had a fiancee when he had sex with heroine. But I could see his inner struggles re: his feelings for heroine that, towards 2nd half of book, I was warming up to him. I liked that heroine was strong & independent & went into the affair with her eyes wide open. She gave no excuses. She had hopes for a better r/s with Hero but was realistic enough to not put much stock in them b/c Hero made it clear that their r/s was temporary. Overall, the 2/3 of the book led me to believe that their r/s was not going to last, esp since Hero was portrayed well as noncommital to heroine. But scenes from the last third of the book pushed the r/s past their usual. I think Hero needed that push for his well-controlled & -hidden feelings for heroine to surface. Dialogue was good. Sexual chemistry & love scenes were passionate.