I did not immediately fall in love this book(or maybe with the hero would be more accurate). Actually, in the beginning it was a roller coaster love/hate relationship, which plateaued to admiration somewhere around page 50. What I grew to enjoy about the book was the honest development of two characters that have struggled to cope with difficult pasts, both differently but earnestly.
Gideon's behavior in the beginning really put me off. I wasn't convinced of his charisma, especially when his pickup lines seemed to come strait from a bad porno. But the dexterity with which Eva handled him gave me hope that this wasn't going to be a cliched erotic exchange.
Although this isn't one of my favorite genres, I will most likely continue to read the series because it's well written, I am intrigued with the characters' pasts, and eager to watch their relationship progress.