Summary: They'd been married once, but it's been five years. But now she needs a pretend husband in order to keep her new position at the magazine where she works, and her ex-husband seems to be the best one for the job. If only she could keep from falling in love with him again...
This is a well-developed story with more emotional depth than the typical series romance. The characters have a past, and of course that past involves pain and regrets. But they've both changed, and the way Hoffmann builds up their relationship again is both sensitive and appealing.
The characters are both well-rounded characters, struggling to deal with the mistakes they made in their past relationship. They're appealing, yet flawed, and they seem very real to the reader.
My only complaint is that the story insists they'd loved each other in the past, but there doesn't seem to have been that much of an emotional bond between them during their marriage. Since the new relationship is based on that love, I wasn't sure how much I bought into it.
However, that's a nit-pick. This is a sensitive portrait of two people learning to love each other again, and not only that, it's an interesting, enjoyable read with the erotic scenes typical of a Temptation.