This was an ok romance by Freed but I ended mostly feeling sorry for heroine. Their romance was pretty much one-sided. Heroine was an independent & intelligent career-woman but she was codependent & a romantic doormat with Hero. She waited & watched Hero date other women for 15 years while working hard to help him with his business. Hero knew she had a long-time crush on him but he treated her as an asexual business partner and buddy when convenient. He didn’t show much interest in her as a person or a friend for 15 years and it was only when she threatened his security in his precious company & saw her with less clothing that he started seeing her as a woman. He was also at a stage where serial dating was boring him. Essentially Hero’s attraction towards heroine came out of convenience & his insecurity. He was ever successful at everything he went after & things were easy for him so this time when many things in his life were unraveling his eyes were finally opening up to heroine’s attractiveness. In a way, it’s a classic codependent story where the codependent heroine stops unconditionally supporting self-absorbed Hero and then their r/s changes. I was hoping she would date other men and truly take a real stab at her emotional independence. But most of what she did was to manipulate things to make Hero jealous & pay attention to her as a woman. The sad thing is Hero saw through her ruse pretty quickly. He felt sorry & upset with her and that’s just not romantic. Ultimately, Hero’s love for heroine was based more on heroine’s loyal friendship & his new physical attraction to her. Their love r/s didn’t have an equal feel. It was all about him and her role was supportive even at the end.