I found this book a little slow. The characters were well described, regarding their looks and emotions, lust for one another etc but I wouldn't say they were particularly likeable as they are just a little too nice e.g. Zane is made out to be so amazing gorgeous and wonderful in every way possible, every womans dream and he knows it! Yuk! He sounded to me like a bit of a slime. Trying to make him sound too amazing, actually made him come across unbelievable. His whole family was perfect and wonderful too, happily ever after 2 dimensional types. yawn.
To put my review in perspective, I'm a happily married woman in my early thirties, I'm a londoner, so maybe this may have some to do with my opinion.
The book reads as if it was writen by a man, more from Zanes perspective. As a woman, I would've prefer it written from Tamara's perspective, especially as it is a romance and I'd prefer to read about the sex from the womans perspective, as a woman reading it, it would've been a lot sexier.
The emotions of love were well described, though it does describe Zane's thoughts and feelings a lot more that Tamara, again would've prefered Tamara's perspective. I feel that the story was unrealistic, too perfecty, immature, inexperienced for the age these people are meant to be and therefore took away from the book. It's all a bit wonderful and perfect (unlike real life) and therefore not very emotionally moving or very interesting. She's meant to be a gypsy and she's still not very interesting.
The thriller part was a little silly and felt a bit pointless, I was expecting more from the build up, suspense and also from the reader reviews!