I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very different from other books I have read written by the same author. In my opinion Melanie George writes better contemporary books than historical kind books. I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It had a nice love story, but was also full of suspense and intrigue. I would recommend this book. I liked that the characters were from different cultures and backgrounds. Also, there is a twist towards the end of the story, which you don't find in the usual romance novel. This is a book I pick up from time to time and read over and over again. I wish the author would write more books of this caliber.