I was put off by one of the other reviewers and skipped to reading the second book of the series (Trace of Fever) and, as I really enjoyed that I thought I'd give this a try. I am so glad that I did! Some of the subject matter is rather uncomfortable - Dare is the name of our hero (rather a daft name but hey ho!) who is a mercenary rescuing his best friend's sister from sex traffickers and at the same time he finds Molly. She has been kept chained up, starved and beaten - and as she is there he rescues her too - well, he could hardly leave her there. Molly wants to know who had her kidnapped so hires Dare to find the answers and in the process they fall in love - rather lustfully! Molly's father does react oddly (as per the other reviewers comments) but its a fact of life that some people in this world should never be parents - children (and the adults they grow up to be) can be physically and or mentally abused regardless of class, race, religion or wealth.