I thought this book was okay. It was a fast read, but all the way through I had trouble with character development. I thought both of the main characters were hard to like and didn't really change at all. Unfortunately, my favorite character was the hero's brother that I would have much rather seen end up with the heroine. Tess doesn't stand up for herself and is really naive even though she claims she knows more than people think she does. She is a strong woman and I think that is her only redeeming quality. Cag is, at heart, a good man, yet all of his actions show that he's not. I find it hard to believe that he loves this woman, and yet he can't get over himself to treat her well. I was very disappointed.