I've been a long time fan of Nora Roberts, but hadn't read anything new in about a year until a few weeks ago. I read Black Hills and was extremely disappointed. However, I have really enjoyed her trilogies in the past so decided to give this a try and was very pleasantly surprised.I feel like NR has about three stereotypes she uses for her main characters, but while Mac (female lead) is very familiar and just a little bit cliche, Carter is a new characterization for her. And he's adorable. Nerdy, awkward and sweet with just a hint of oomph. Loved the slight role reversal and that the book was centered on Mac and Carter's story without added elements of mystery that she usually has in her novels.