I've never read anything by this author before, but this blurb had me so interested that I said yes as soon as the publisher offered me the opportunity to review it. It's a good thing that it can be read as a stand-alone, new readers don't have problems following the story and they certainly don't feel lost with characters and relationships. Nevertheless, I personally can't say I was into it much...
I usually love this kind of stories and I can't deny here the chemistry between the main characters or their banters weren't entertaining, but their inner dialogues really slowed my read a lot. I had to put the book down and take a break from time to time because I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. I get Quinlan, but even more Hawke's issues and a few tragedies that can't leave anyone indifferent. However, it was like something was always missing or wasn't clicking right for me... I also was expecting a certain resistance from Quinlan to be honest but, I must say, it seems to me like Hawke didn't have to work much after all. At least not when it came to him having his way with her.
Although this book didn't particularly spark for me, I still think the premise wasn't bad, some of the secondary characters were quite enjoyable, and Quinlan and Hawke's attraction was undeniably hot.