After glomming a whole bunch of old style romances (cruel, arrogant males with daddy issues, forced seductions, none of them very PC)I found this one. Let's just say it's cured me of the need for more for a good while. There's nothing, I repeat nothing, likable about our hero, Hugo. And when he's barricaded our heroine in a Spanish villa (like, actually screwing the shutters closed), ties her down and begins to mentally torture her (lamp shining in her face, spy movie-style)I began to beg our sweet Kate not to ever take him back. She didn't listen. Even the grovel scene at the end (why I love these books)wasn't...well, let's face it, no amount of grovelling should have worked.
Kate, you were an idiot.