The thrill of victory has thus far been the most romantic and witty book I have ever read! Brown captures her audience with a storyline that is quite humourous, addictive and truly captivating! The characters by far are true gems; Stevie with her indisputable wit and Mackie with his pompous and arrogant attitude which (ultimately) wins over the affection of Stevie and the reader. Stevie and Mackie are as opposite as opposites go, but their lust and admiration of one another are quite similiar right from the start. The Thrill of Victory is a very refreshing book; it not only deals with the romance and friendship of the two passionate characters that keep the readers on their toes, but as well, it tackles the more modern burdens of society today, for example, the increasing rate of cancer, etc. etc. This book with its charm and uniqueness will melt the hearts of any cynics of love out there, and for those that are true romantics, this book will provide a new and more powerful sense of the word love; and the lengths that one will go when a victim of it.