I did enjoy the book, however not as much as I thought I would after reading Emma's Wish. Both the hero and heroine had baggage and for too long hung on to their grievance (against other people not each other). I got it, Maddie had been mistreated, she had allowed a pretty face to fool, not once but twice. How she leaped to the conclusion that the hero was of the same caliber as her late husband I don't know. Yes, he lead a life full of violence and he turned violent in defense of her. However, at this point, she had spend a lot of time with the hero, her friend and her mother had shared their observations with her, I guess what I am saying, she waffled a smite too long.