When they first met, Claudia seemed to have a backbone, mocking and getting angry at Morgan for what he says, but the second meeting - while she tries at first, it seemed like he'd always win the conversation, never really listening to her or twisting things around his way. It was really annoying to read! It did not make me like either of them very much - him for being a jerk, her for being a doormat (she's also described as fragile and actually swoons at one point). Morgan was definitely the more annoying of the two characters however.
I liked the other Susan Napier book I read, The Price of Passion MUCH better than this one. Here I found both the hero and the heroine hard to identify with, and the hero was particularly offputting. I believe this is because this book was written a long time ago (1993), and the author's writing has improved quite a bit since then. I'm still going to look out for this author and try another one if I find it.
Two years before, in a moment of anguish, Claudia had told Morgan Stone that the baby she'd lost had been his son's---and she'd let Morgan believe that his harsh words had been responsible for the loss. Now Morgan was back in her life and her lie was about to catch up with her. While his business proposition was strictly aboveboard, his unspoken caress intoxicated her senses with the warmth of half-forgotten sensations. Was this a calculated act of revenge? And if it wasn't, what was keeping Claudia from telling Morgan the truth?