By day, I'm a domestic violence prosecutor. By night, I read romance to restore my faith in love, relationships, and humanity in general.
The sex is HOT (Cameron Dane's sex is always hot), but unlike in most of Dane's books, the sex was divorced from any believable emotional ties, which made the story very Meh. The reader knows from the beginning that Lucien is out to get revenge on Sophie, but not the whys and wherefores of the plot. Sophie is so sweet and naive and adorable (sort of gaggingly so, honestly), that Lucien's revenge plot is distasteful even when the reader doesn't understand it, and he seems like an asshat. When the reason for the revenge and the method of revenge is made clear, and it is both unforgivable in manner and disproportionately cruel in relation to the slight that caused Lucien's thirst for vengeance, he is even more villainous -- and when Sophie forgives him anyway, it turned me off to the whole book.