Like most of Heath's older books, this one was written with captivating emotionality & good character development. There was some poignancy to the story as well as a bit of suspense. I liked how heroine progressed from being meek & fearful dependent to a courageous & confident hotel owner. Hero's love for heroine increased with her development. It was a touching romance where we see the process of Hero & heroine falling in love with each other. Sexual tension gradually developed as heroine begins to trust Hero & becomes aware of her physical reactions to him. Sex scenes were good & captured their love for each other.