This is only the second book of Palmers that I would give a 3 or less. I did not like the hero, we was just to wishy washy and cruel. I never truly saw a clean break in his love for Sarina. I felt he was still using Glory as a substitute. To be protrayed as such a super macho guy he just never seemed to make up his mind, when he was with Sarina she was his reason for living, but when he was with Glory he "thought" he felt something but..... The heroine was too weak where he was concerned. She had backbone under all other situations but folded where he was concerned. It should have taken a lot more than taking her to a house he bought and proposing, to have made her forget all of the cruel things he said about her and the way he treated her. I love Diana Palmer but this book needed a lot more work before it was published.
I totally agree with the previous review. The H was cruel and obnoxious, and it should have taken a lot more than a house, as special as it was for Glory, for Rodrigo to get her back. I was looking forward to this one to get an update about Sarina and Colby, but instead it was just disappointing.
Thank you to the other reviewers. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was bothered by the hero's downright cruelty and borderline emotional abuse. He called her plain, dumb, a hick and "a cripple", more than once, then later tried to make it okay by saying "I didn't mean it". That doesn't make it okay in my book. I actually liked Rodrigo, which made that particular trait even more troubling. He seemed to have a good caring heart, which didn't jibe with the level of cruelty. Nevertheless, I did like this book, the writing, the characters and storyline. Just be warned that if you're a little sensitive to these things, that particular part could bother you.