This is surprisingly good. Great banter between the H/h and most of all, Eden, a Harlequin heroine, has a backbone! Yay! She's funny, sassy and not a doormat. The hero was the usual Harlequin hero, alpha, control and a bit of a jerk especially at the beginning but boy, did he redeem himself near the end. I love stories where the H/h were married for some time and are working through some issues in their marriage. I was rooting for them. Loved the way Aristide groveled to win his wife back. It was very sweet. I had tears in my eyes. This is actually a gem of a book. Highly recommended!