This was my first ever JAK book, an impulse buy because I loved the cover design. I haven't looked back since. I love this book, in fact of all the JAK books in all the different pseudenyms I've read since, it still remains my favorate, next to Absolutely Positively. I love it love it love it. It was a revelation the first time I read it. What is this? I thought. A romance with a strong powerful hero - who doesn't treat the heroine like dirt while secretly loving her? A heroine who is loving and forgiving - without being a total wimp? A story free of all those tortuous misunderstandings and tiny miscomunications that ruin the plot and seem to plague Romantic fiction like smallpox? It was amazing. The heroe's heartbreaking search for someone - anyone, who will love him for himself, brought me to tears, as he lavishes his attention and affection on the heroine, still believing she will reject him in the end. And his amazed joy when she proves that she really does love him had me rushing for the tissues again. And yet he's still macho enough to send shivers down your spine - nice ones. This is a lovestory that you'll read until the book falls to pieces, digging it out to read again every year, and slipping into the sweet, timeless story with a sigh of happiness. Grand Passion is a masterpiece of love, drama and suspense. I love it, and so will you.