Savas' Defiant Mistress by Anne McAllister was an okay, pretty decent Harlequin Presents read. Architect Sebastian Savas is all about his professional life. That is until Neely Robson arrives on the scene. Neely works for the same company that he does, and he is attracted to her, but he thinks that she is sleeping with his boss. To get away from his sisters who are in town for another sister's wedding, Sebastian buys a boat from a friend not knowing that Neely is a tenant living on the boat as well. When Sebastian finds out that Neely is really the estranged daughter of his boss, he decides to pursue her himself. The romance is slow to develop because of the general dislike that they take to each other at the beginning and then the misunderstanding over her father, but the chemistry is there.