I had to check the cover a couple times to make sure that I was reading a Harlequin Present(HP) book. This Fraser book lacks the usual drama, strong emotions, & typical characterization of the average HP. Not that it was bad, mind you, b/c it wasn't. It was just different, more like a regular Harlequin or Harlequin Superomance book. Sexual chemistry were ok. The love scenes were somewhat awkward, which was understandable given the heroine's circumstance. The characters were interesting but I wasn't emotionally drawn enough into their psyche to make me feel what they're feeling. Overall, the emotional flavor of this book was distancing. There were plenty of issues & pitiful experiences but the story-telling failed to draw me in sufficiently to make this story memorable.
Recommended if you're looking for a different HP read. Don't expect emotional or sexual fireworks though.