This was a pretty good 80s HP(Harlequin Presents) by Marton. Marton didn't overdo the rough love-play & i-hate-you-but-i-love-you dramatics that's so typical of 80s romance novels. This book was emotionally-involving. There was some angst & I even teared up a bit at one point. Sexual chemistry & love scenes were good as the usual Marton standard. Characters had depth, with flaws & all. I liked that Hero took responsibility of his illegitimate son from his 1-night stand with heroine's stepsister. Heroine was quite biased towards her stepsister but later was able to open her eyes to the truth about her. It wasn't so much that she was blind but highlighted heroine's loyalty to a loved one. Heroine was realistic about her looks but insecure about it when comparing herself to her stepsister in Hero's eyes. Hero was convincing in showing heroine how he found her beautiful & valuable to him.