While it is true that the storyline is dated and Torr's alpha male character highlights that (the book was published in 1984) it wasn't a bad book. The previous character assessment of Abby is incorrect though - she never considered and affair with her cousin's husband, didn't encourage him and apart from letting Torr direct her life a little more than she should, she wasn't a bad character.
I don't mean to get overly irate about this, but I have to admit, that when I read the initial review I was put off a bit, by the character assessment of Abby, but decided to give the book a go anyway. I'm glad I did.
It's not one of JAK's best, but seeing as authors generally (one hopes) improve the more they write, for a book that's nearly 20 years old it wasn't bad at all. If you can get it as a marketplace book, I'd recommend it as a nice afernoon read.