Ms Richardson's books are one of the few (ok, the only one) that I will buy without reading the story synopsis. I simply LOVE her writing style and story lines. This book does not disappoint with a balance of storyline development with character development. Add some "intimate" activities. . . . and hmm, nice story. Strong female balanced with strong male . . . gotta love that! Sigh. Can't wait for the next story. And I will be re-reading this one. . . .until then! You go Leslie!