I didn't like this Dale book much. The writing wasn't emotionally-involving & the characters lacked sufficient emotional chemistry to make it a good romance. Overall emotional tone of book was bland. It didn't stir me positively or negatively. I read things I didn't care for but it didn't touch my emotions enough to care for the characters or the outcome of the story. Heroine was too confused, indecisive, & obsequious. She had lived her life pleasing others especially her father & had a hard time standing up for herself. So she avoids conflict & runs away instead. Hero was resentful, vengeful, & bitter. He was letting his pride determine his decisions. Their romance was unhealthy. It wasn't a partnership of equals. Heroine allowed Hero to dominate & control their r/s.