In this modern romance, the author explores the theme of trust. The heroes, Roxanne and Steve, distrust each other on sight. They make assumptions (wrong, of course), and that leads to a whole lot of trouble for both of them. In the end, their lust blooms into love, forcing them to reevaluate their feeling. That the villain is stupid and petty also helped.
I didn’t like this book as much as some other novels by this writer. And the main reason is: I don’t believe that lust could be irresistible. I also don’t believe you could be seriously attracted to anyone you don’t trust. For me, trust always comes first, before any other emotions.
Otherwise, it was a good story, with a nice ratio between romance, sex, mystery, and a historical twist. It was written very well, as all other Fox’s books, and the characters were alive and kicking, each with his or her idiosyncrasies and insecurities.
I enjoyed the story and I’d recommend it to those who like contemporary romance.