As much as I love Karen Robards newer mystery/romance books, I am not a fan of the older ones. This is the 3rd or 4th older book that I have read and..Show More » as I previous stated I'm not a fan of the older books. I had purchased this book 3 years ago because it was a Karen Robards book and it was on sale, but after reading the reviews I was leery about reading it. But since it is way past time to return it I figured I would go ahead and give it a try. Well that try only lasted about 2 hours before I realized all the bad reviews were correct there is kidnapping, abuse both verbally and physically . Not to mention rape and the author doesn't even sugar coat it and she calls it rape too. To me this is not romance and if the girl falls for him, then it can only be Stockholm Syndrome, but I will never know if she does since I stopped listening at that point. Also all this happened with in the first 2 hours. Narrator was okay, not to annoying for an English accent reading she just didn't have a lot to work with.