I was surprised I liked this Gerard book better than the previous book in the series, Take No Prisoners. I knew the heroine & Hero was sexually promiscuous based on the previous book so I wasn't expecting too much from this one. But Gerard developed their characters & romance in a way that was heartening & believable. Both Hero & heroine were challenged with their commitment issues due to life & death situations & managed them really well. I also liked how heroine's gutsiness wasn't overdone & balanced with her softer side. Hero as well was shown his vulnerabilities, which made his sexual promiscuity more understandable. Sexual chemistry & love scenes were steamy. Action part was fast-paced.