This was a meaty MacLean romance where a 1-night stand later develops into a believable deep love. This romance was unique in that Hero & heroine impulsively gave in to their instant & strong sexual chemistry but at their next meeting a year after they didn't care much for the other. So the love that developed b/w them was gradual & well-considered. Their sexual chemistry & love scenes matched their romance development. Good characterization & character development. Hero changed from an avid womanizer & commitment-phobic profligate (that continued after his & heroine's 1-night stand) to a more contemplative & mature man as he & heroine became friends & co-parents. I liked that MacLean didn't make excuses for his selfish & promiscuous behavior & the way his fidelity to heroine was tested convinced me that Hero did truly change.