This story was slow to build to a good all-around story, where the romance took a backseat to the revenge tale. I bought it for the romance, so it too..Show More »k longer for me to really get into the story. But it was written well throughout, especially if romance is secondary for you. Having the romance be sort of secondary was a plus because the romance between Eva and Jack, two mature and experienced people, then seemed understandable, slow-moving, and based on, not only lust but also understanding and respect. Prior to the actual act of sex, which didn’t occur until after the 9hour mark, there were looks and longing and finally a little touching and some kissing. Altogether, I think there was really only 1 full sex scene, maybe 2. Whatever the amount, it was sensual and romantic. But it all took a bit and was spaced out, but in a very appropriate way. The appropriateness stemmed from the fact that the two main characters, Eva & Jack, were unlikely romantic partners, which made their getting together great. And love was not spoken of until it made sense, until it was believable and not in the heat of sex.
The only negative—though mild—was that the author was redundant at times. More than I like she included the statement, “her heart contracted,” when referencing Eva’s reaction to varying aspects or behaviors of Jack.
The narrator did a very good job, and the ending of the story has no cliffhanger. Whether there’s a HEA can only be revealed if you get the story. I will be looking for other books by this author.