At first I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book, because sometimes you never know when a damaged tight-lipped alpha male will be an arsehole from top to bottom. Fortunately, Kent was redeemable.. This is a slow build romance, with the first kiss not being made until almost two thirds through the book but it is okay because the verbal sparring and inner workings of the characters are entertaining. When the kiss does happen, you're almost as excited and surprised as the heroes. The fears, desires, and concerns of the characters felt real not cartoonish. I could relate to heroine Sadie Bliss's concern over the size and shape of her body.
This is the first Harlequin KISS title and I've read. I would rate the sexiness level of the KISS imprint solidly between Harlequin Presents and Harlequin Desire. I'd buy another title in the future.