I love you Gwynne but this one was rather weak. As much as I loved Amanda and Marcus in Beyond Desire I couldn't wait to read Luke's story; unfortunately I was disappointed. I know that I'm biased---being the ex-wife of a police officer but you lost me with the lack of emotion from Kate and her son after the robbery in the very beginning of the book! Kate and her son have been tied up all night no one knows that their there and when they are blessed enough to be found by Luke---there are no tears, no fear, shaking, shock, embarrassment or need to use the restroom---nothing! But you start flirting and go out to eat; and then your rescuer has the nerve to correct your son's behavior because he doesn't want his milk! Please, YOU JUST MET--and HELLO-they've just been tied up all night!! There isn't a "real" black woman alive that would let a man she just met start telling her what her kids need after only knowing him an hour---I don't care how bad her kids are! Luke didn't come across as warm and loving like he didn't in Beyond Desire; he was to arrogant for me and played too many head games!