I got to page 40 before I couldn't bare to read more. First of all, the hero and heroine's backgrounds werent explained in the beginning. This is the 5th book in the series, and I haven't read the other books, so maybe that is why. Secondly, the story lacked sensory description. I should be able to see what the secenery is like, feel the wind on my face..etc. I wasn't drawn into the book. It was really hard for me to focus on the story. I guess I've been spoiled with Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. I found the characters in this book to be annoying. I am afraid to read another Hannah Howell book for fear of the same.