I just don't find myself as gripped by these characters as previous trilogies. I love the story line and find the descriptions of the surroundings and characters excellent as always but don't find myself as invested in the characters as I normally feel when reading Nora Robert's books.
In this book Connor and Meave have to decide if their connection is strong enough to take the risk of loosing their friendship. As two people who have been close friends for many years while they feel attracted to each other they are afraid to risk the closeness they currently share. Added to this is the danger from an evil sorcerer determined to wipe out Connor, his family and all he cares about.