IMO this is the best book by far by Phillips. Excellent writing & humorous to boot without compromising the drama & great characterization. I laughed, I cried, & I got caught up with the romance & overall story. Hard to put down...so I didn't until it's satisfying finish. I liked the heroine's character: her vulnerability & her inner strength to withstand the variety of challenges that came her way. Hero was a wonderful alpha male with tortured past who's boggled by the kinds of emotions heroine is invoking in him. Loved it! Sexual chemistry & love scenes were hot.