Loved this Reid book & I'm not a fan of some of her books. Reid wrote this book so well. Most of the emotions & tension between hero & heroine was shown nonverbally. I could feel the angst, the love, & the frustration they were feeling. Both characters were portrayed well too. Both hero & heroine were emotionally strong yet vulnerable at the same time. They didn't engage in soap-opera-type dramatic behaviors during their conflicts or with their secrets. They discussed their issues & assumptions & didn't play blame games. Their chemistry was sizzling & added to the intensity of their r/s. Although H & h came from different social backgrounds, they were equal partners in their r/s.