I've been a long-time avid reader of Diana Palmer from her Silhouette days. All her books made for hot, breathless read.
So, I say this with great reluctance...I was so bored by this book that I haven't even finished it. Maybe it's because I'm significantly older than I was when I began reading Ms. Palmer's book (early 20's) and have aged (and hopefully matured) but I can't help but notice that all the females in her books are young, (nearly) virginal, sassy yet shy heroine who's pureness and goodness always work to tame even the most hardened, jaded rogue. And all the men are big, jaded, cold-hearted, merciless, ruthless but putty in the heroine's tiny, delicate hands.
He always tries to 'run' her off because she's too 'good' for him but she, in her virginal purity, manages to 'tame' him...and they live happily ever after.
Again, maybe it's because I'm older (and hopefully wiser) but I would dearly love to see Ms. Palmer (or any long-standing writer) write a book about an older woman (30/40's) who can kick ass and does the rescuing.
Sure women like to imagine themselves as princesses rescued by the prince, but some of us princesses know that in the real world, we either have to rescue ourselves or rescue the prince.