This is a Brenda Jackson classic at it's best, it has all the great elements of a good story - passion, romance, suspense, drama, family issues and great secondary characters. Lee Madaris is the epitome on a gentleman. He has the ability to spark fire to the flame just by entering into your . He was such an intriguing man in this story. He wrote the book on "courting" - WOW - he has the power to make you loose your mind with all the wonderful and special things he does to let you know that you are his only desire. He chose Carly and he let her know that she was the passionate woman that he desires for now and forever. Yes, it was lust at first site with these two but it was the passion they felt for one another that kept them intriguing through out the story. This is wonderful suspense love story that will keep you turning the pages until the last word is read. You will fall in love with the main characters. This is Mrs. Jackson 100th book and it is a very good one.