Throughout the book, I had the sense of deja-vu, a feeling that I had read this story before, however elements of it were so unique that I was sure that I hadn't. I suppose this is because it contained a basic plot that many other stories share (several of Linda Howard's come to mind) - a domineering man draws a woman into spending time in the wilderness with him so he can see what shee's really made of, testing whether or not she has the strength and courage to rise to the challenge. Hunter was a darkly intriguing man, a smooth talker, with an aura of mystery about him and a tremendous charisma. Lee was a composed, independent, hard-working woman who became reduced to a bundle of nerves around him. The connection between them was intense, and crumbled the protective walls they had so carefully constructed around them over the years. The gorgeous setting (canyons of Arizona)was described in vivid detail. The story and dialogue was very well-written, with a good balance of romance, action, and surprise. The two protagonists were considered brilliant writers, each in their own special genre, and they picked up on subtleties of their surroundings that would have gone unnoticed by the average person, and expressed them in tangible words, showcasing how writers are truly artists.