It isn't often that I disagree with my good friend Caz, but I did not enjoy this book five stars' worth as she did. I liked the hero and heroine, but just felt that their failure to communicate went on too damn long! Just one or two forthright conversations would have made things much smoother for them -- but then I guess it would have made for a much shorter book. I do think the author did a marvelous job portraying a woman who had been mentally and physically abused for years and who just couldn't quite understand or believe that she was now safe. My heart went out to her.