I had such high hopes for the writer. All of her books are so highly rated. I think the lead characters did not appeal to me. I was bored the entire time. The heroine seemed so.........drab..........and very unfeminine too. I kept seeing a beggar on the street for the image of the heroine. And we are supposed to think of the sex scene between the hero and this female beggar hot? She just appeared poor, skinny and unfeeling. I don't know why the hero wanted her. And they already knew that they wanted to be together and they did sleep with each other at around 10% into the book. Then pray tell, what is the point?