I so wanted to like this book and get into a new series. Alas, the writing style is not going to allow it. Serious overuse of adjectives and adverbs (and often the SAME adj and adv), and serious under-use of contractions. And there was, quite frankly, too much sex vs. plot development. The story was relatively basic with the "challenges" being very minor for relationship hiccups. So why was it soooo long? Sex scenes. So so SO many boring sex scenes. If you're going to have so much sex, I'm going to need more creativity. If the sequel is free, I may read it, because I'm admittedly intrigued by the setup in this book. Unfortunately, I can't justify buying another from this author.