The situation this book outlines of a rape and its impact on the heroine is an important one. The reaction of the family to the situation is realistically and sadly portrayed. However, the writing in this book is rough as we switch back and forth between the hero and the heroine with odd rhythms. There is a great of telling in this story and not a lot of showing. The heroine wonders why the hero is interested in her and so do I really. The hero isn't much more engaging really. The basic plot was compelling but the delivery was not. I was given this book for my honest review.