Once the love affair begins, the hero? becomes misogynic and cruel through the rest. This includes him leading her to marriage the easy way or the hard way. The hard way is grabbing her by her hair and bringing her to the minister. Plus, hes a narcissist. The female character was only interesting in the first half. After that, she becomes rather weak and silly.I usually like Julie Garwoods books. Choose The Secret instead of this one!! Its a really good read with a strong heroine.