I have read all of Sandra Brown's latest books since probably 1997, and this one is obviously one of her earlier novels, as she has come so far in her writing ability since this. However, her ability to write the eroticism surprised me, as none of her later novels contain this consistent display of sexual eroticism. These parts of the book were written with skill and were sensitive to the subject matter at hand. The rest of the book, however, was pure "fluff", and that's not what the Sandra Brown of today is made of. She has come a long way since this book, and I would not recommend it for a current reader of Brown novels. They would truly be disappointed.