This Bianchin book had good romance, sexual tension, love scenes, & pacing. It was emotionally-involving in its build-up of heroine's hidden emotions & thoughts about Hero but it failed to deliver a satisfying climax b/c heroine never fully revealed them to nor discussed them with Hero. Hero basically said it for her & then told her he loved her without much discussion about their issues with each other. Heroine simply accepted his I-love-you without challenging why he didn't make a good enough attempt to pursue earlier when he thought the time was right. He didn't call, email, or write her a letter to explain why he rejected her or to try to pursue her. He only contacted her when her mother was dying, which shows that he was too prideful or wasn't really that in love with heroine. Even at the end, heroine never reverted back to her younger or before-rejection carefree, relaxed self with Hero.