There is no other author that is so prolific yet so consistant in writing books that I enjoy. I have adored almost all of Palmer's books that I have been able to get ahold of, and this one is no exception. Yes, it sticks very much to her standard formula, but true fans should expect that. I don't buy the "I usually like her books, but not this one" from some critics, because this is CLASSIC Palmer. Callie is young, virginal, naive and totally in love with Micah who is older, wiser, experienced, mysterious, and fighting his attraction to her for all he's worth. Been there, done that, but that's why Palmer has so many fans - we love the alpha-male hero who gets taken down by the innocent heroine. It has worked in so many of her other books, and it works in this one, too.