There was a lot going on in this St. Claire book but it flowed really well & was easy to track. It was a fast & exciting read. Both H & h were flawed but strong & likeable characters. Hero was charming but mercenary & deceptive. Heroine was intelligent but fearful. Somehow they fit together. I really liked how Hero progressed from being flippant & deceptive in getting heroine naked to being protective & sensitive to heroine's needs. Sexual chemistry was hot &, even though it took awhile to finally happen, love scenes were hot too. The blend of romance & suspense was done well. Although there was more time spent on the action-suspense part, the sexual chemistry & emotional involvement b/w the main characters were ever-present. I like that.