I’ve loved all of Ms Phillips’s books, and confess I’ve read them many times. This and Heaven Texas may be my favorites. The characters are beautifully drawn, totally engaging, intelligent, with outstanding senses of humor. Although the male characters are all incredibly handsome the female characters, while often far more attractive than they realize, are loved for their strength, their courage, their kindness, their independence, and their intelligence, still able to drive the men crazy with lust and love. They all have baggage from their earlier lives. Loving and being loved allows them to conquer their demons. I’ve found myself laughing out loud, smiling goofily, and hurting with the characters’ pain. The plots are inventive and interesting. Ms Phillips is the best romance writer I’ve ever read. If you like this genre you owe it to yourself to read everything she’s written (with the possible exception of Imagine).