I must admit that I jumped from the first book (Sweet Savage Love) straight to this fourth book, without having read Dark Fire and Lost Love, Last Love. After finishing Savage Desire, I don't think that I missed much of the actions on the first two books, as there are a lot of references from Steve and Ginny's previous relationships while they've been apart.
After a long separation from Steve and the twins, Ginny is now back in London trying to rebuild her relationship with them. When duty calls Steve back to Mexico to settle some old business, Ginny, not wishing to be apart from him once again, insists on accompanying him. And so they find themselves in another adventure, with past experiences creeping up and haunting them once more, bringing back painful memories. Will they be ever be able to let go of the past? Can they ever bring themselves to trust one another and look forward to a happier future? Will they ever be able to confide with each other without feeling ashamed of what they've done? These are questions that they face and know they must overcome. You will notice that most of the chapters end with these sorts of questions. We know that Steve and Ginny love each other to distraction, yet theirs is a case of "can't live together, can't live without each other".
I liked that we see the more gentle side of Steve in this book. I appreciated the fact that he was truly sorry for having caused Ginny so much pain and is full of regrets for not being able to protect her from the horrible, degrading things that she has suffered, and now wish to atone for his sins and want to live a quieter life with her and their children.
I do wish that Ms Rogers didn't feel the need to put Ginny in the same situation again by having her abducted and raped once more. From what I gather, she was also subjected to the same fate in the second and third book and I felt that enough is enough.
But overall, despite skipping Dark Fires and Lost Love, Last Love, I am glad that Steve and Ginny have finally found the happiness that they deserve. This was the ending that I was looking for from the first book.