I started reading this one prior to surgery, and didn't finish it until a couple of days later, so it took me a bit to get back into the rhythm of it. That said, I really enjoyed it. Mark is your typical mucho macho guy until his latest investigation turns him into an untouchable in the journalism world. Piper is a compatibility expert hired to find the perfect partner for Mark, but who's completely given up on her own happy ending. Now, any reader of category knows these two will get together in the end. What was interesting was HOW they got past all their barriers to accept they belonged together.
Paced so we could get to know the characters (and they could get to know each other), when push came to shove you totally believe how everything works out. This novel had the danger element in a Mexican drug trafficker that Mark needs to put down. While it wasn't military, it had a military - or at least special ops - feel to it. Putting Piper in with a guy like Mark felt kinda like Carrie Bradshaw showing up in a Mission Impossible movie. Well, not really, but I had my doubts going into it. However, because it is paced so we could get to know the characters (and they could get to know each other), when push comes to shove you totally believe how everything works out.