Content: A few explicit sex scenes. No violence. Minimal or no swearing. No children. No evangelizing. Cute animals.
This is the first Mallery I have read (listened to). Is this her typical style? If so, I won't jump on the Mallery fan bus, but I may try another one some day, for a sweet and short read. No plot, other than the developing relationship. Nothing to hold my interest except wondering how much Kane was gonna hurt Willow, and what the HEA would look like. No suspense. No problem to solve. No rising action and gathering climax (except of the sexual sort).
But it was sweet, and sometimes funny, and I liked the kittens. So, not a total loss. Glad Kane told off Willow's father. Good scene.
Part of my problem with the book is the narrator. Carr's rendition detracted from the story. Kane's voice never showed emotion, and Willow sounded like a ditzy airhead.
Of course, she WAS a ditz. You'd have to be TSTL to tangle with a stranger holding a gun on you. No matter how "safe" this gun-toting, good looking stranger made you feel. And WHY would you feel safe??
IMO, the sex came on MUCH too fast. Mallery didn't allow the sexual anticipation, frustration, and wanting to build, so I felt minimal sizzle.
I got tired of hearing about how Kane's girlfriend betrayed him so long ago. Did the author think we would forget such a shocker? I only needed to be told once. And I doubt Kane would think about the B so many times. It happened more than 12 years ago, and he's left her in the dust, become a millionaire, etc. So, the characterization of Kane was weak. He was one dimensional.