The first chapter is one big infodump, and a confusing one, to boot. Throughout the book, Leigh repeats chunks of that same information over and over again. I couldn't decide if it was padding to make this into a full-length novel or if Leigh wrote this in pieces and never read the manuscript from beginning to end. About a quarter of the way through, I put this down and read something else. Then came back. Put it down, read another book. Finally, I made myself finish it, but it felt more like penance and not so much like entertainment.
I agree with the other reviewers who caught lots of factual inconsistencies and downright contradictory information about the characters. This read like a first draft that got rushed to publication with little or no editing.
Then there's the love/sex scenes. I used to like Lora Leigh because she did erotic really well, with a dark edge. Slightly improbable sometimes, but hot nonetheless. This wasn't hot. I found myself skimming the sex scenes between Cami and Rafe (and don't get me started on the names. Cambria and Rafer? Jaymi? A Navaho guy named Taye. Really?)and I never, ever skip the sex scenes. Leigh used the word "womb" 23 times, and the word "erotic" 36 times. Heated was the winner, with 39 occurrences, followed by "warmth", with 37. I shouldn't have been noticing word repetition, I should have either been fanning myself or squirming in my seat. One scene did make me giggle, but not because it was funny. Cami is unable to satisfy herself with her vibrator, and then, when she's with Rafe, she thinks how he vibrates inside her so much more strongly than her toy. Um, WTF? Because, really, if guys did vibrate like that don't you think it would get written up somewhere?
I never believed that Rafe loved Cami -- lusted after, yes -- and I could not for the life of me understand Cami's attraction to him, other than the whole bad-boy thing. The chemistry just wasn't there for me. Plus, the whole virgin/miscarriage thing was so, so, trite. And, oh, it wrecked her life. (Warning: Sarcasm Ahead.) It would have made so much more sense for Cami, at 20 or 21, to have the illegiimate baby of the man she had sex with one time. Yup, barely out of college, no job, living at home, but darn it, having that baby would have meant she'd have a piece of Rafe to hold onto. Excuse me, what year is this? And, hello, Rafe just goes on having unprotected sex with Cami every single time, no condoms for this boy, no sir. And worse, she lets him.
So, over all, this barely rates two stars. Poor editing, lousy dialogue, a ridiculous convoluted plot and tepid sex scenes make this a must-not read.