I don't actually read much romantic fiction at all and picked this up at the library on a whim. Unlike one of the reviewers, it was the pseudo-mesopatamian gods bit that caught my attention really. This is no deep read, just a bit of light fun. The characters, including the dogs, are the same, not deep but fun. It all comes to a nice satisfying conclusion. It's also great to have the nearly 50 year old get the best guy. And only a fictional god could be so perfect: body, sex, sensitive, responsible and fun too -- anyone like that who also likes Big Trouble in Little China certainly gets my vote. Sometimes a bit of happy fluff is good for you.