If you love the art of the Japanese sword as well as San Francisco, this book will fascinate you. The plot was interesting, her concept of an American samurai was great, but what I found disappointing was the forced way she brings the hero and heroine together at times. I guess what I didn't like was that it read like a 'formula romance' - boy meets girl, they argue, they're forced together, they fall in love, have a fight, separate, then get back together. She needed more , at least for me, for it to be a page turner. But if you like a traditional romance, then buy this one, you won't be disappointed.