This book had a rocky, choppy start for me; it improved as it went along, however. The second half was a big improvement over the somewhat disjointed beginning. What was missing for me in this book was the connection to the characters and the emotional and sexual tension. It was a decent DP book, but certainly not one for the Silhouette Desire line. I’d say the content was more appropriate for a standard Harlequin Romance. I miss DP’s writing of old. I am glad I have an extensive collection of her classics and I revisit them frequently.