Cathie Linz is one of the few romance authors that I read. She tends to be playful and amusing with heart, and her books provide me with the escape I'm looking for.
Although the characters and plot line were in line with her past work, two things completely ruined it for me. First, the editing of the text was reprehensible! Missed words, wrong words, and punctuation where it shouldn't be made this book almost unreadable. Instead of an escape, I wanted to grab a red pen.
The other aspect involved the first adult romantic encounter of the characters. Per usual, the romantic interests are attracted to one another, there's a misunderstanding/conflict, they hook up, deal with their feelings and live happily ever after. In Tempted Again, Connor and Marissa are in the bedroom, when she puts a halt to it because she's not emotionally ready for it. The treatment of this decision...a brave and healthy decision...was treated with utter contempt. Marissa had to apologize profusely, and Connor, who had put up with so much until this point, considered it the last straw. Because a woman said "No"?? We need to teach women to honor their bodies, honor their own will over their bodies, and this scenario, as it was treated, was offensive.