I don't know when this book was first published but it sure reads like one published in the 80s. It is thin on romance and uses lust, sex and jealous to fuel the relationship. I do not doubt that Nicholas and Gloria desired each other. But I seriously question whether they have had any sort of base for love and affections. I think for a shallow romance story about superficial claims of forever love and deep feelings, this book is not a complete failure. But if you are looking for a moving love story between 2 well-developed characters, skip it.