This book is one of my favorites. I've read a whole host of genres and a good number of romances, and this book is still, by far, one of the best I've read. The characters were believeable, the plot and the setting were captivating. I loved all the twists, pain and heartache, and the joy and love that the book brought to me. I just loved Christian, the hero. I wish I could steal him for myself! And I thought Dierdre was wonderful too. She was so sweet in her innocence and yet so determined with her fiery will in her quest for vengence against Christian. It was an easy and enjoyable read.