This was the first book I've read by Palmer and I was not impressed. It was like a bad Lifetime (Crytime) TV movie. I couldn't even finish it. I gave up a bit over halfway into it.
I like Diana Palmer, so when I saw this one at the library, I was looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately it was a disappointment. Pierce was very wishy washy, couldn't seem to make up his mind...he wanted Brianne and then he didn't, he told her how he wanted to make love to her, and then he wouldn't...and this pretty much seemed to be the theme throughout the book.
For someone as innocent and fragile as Brianna, Pierce is too jaded and grief stricken to do anything but hurt her. Yet somehow she has eased his pain with her sweet caring and somehow he has resisted taking what she long to give him. But Brianne is the key to the ultimate business merger for a corrupt associate of her stepfather's--and his interest is enough to show Pierce what a treasure he might lose if he doesn't follow his heart rather than guard it.