If you are a fan of JAK, then steer well clear of this disapointing re-print of one of her early works. It is absolutely dismal - not at all the quality you would expect. The usual components are all there - the bossy, self-assured heroine and the arrogant, over-protective male, but in this book the ingredients don't turn out right at all. The biggest problem is that, while most JAK alpha heros are willing to lie to protect their heroine (Which we can forgive) this one perpetrates a really terrible con, fooling and humiliating her in public for his own gain. I simply couldn't forgive him for it - especially since he shows no remorse, and in fact goes further, again, for the purpose of his own gain. Bythe end of the book, the formerly confident and intelligent heroine has been reduced to accepting a post as the hero's 'Mistress' - he makes her give up her job, her apartment, and totally wrecks her self-asteem with such constantly repeated admonishments as: "Now honey, you're getting upset again." and: "Don't be silly Sweatheart." His patronising tone stood out from the pages so clearly it made me grit my teeth. If you feel you must read this, get it from the library, because it isn't worth a penny - an aberration in the career of an otherwise talented writer.