I'm sorry to say that this book was fairly dry.I had to pick it up and put it down a few times.I was disappointed, because I enjoy Gayle Wilson's writing, and I'm crazy about spy/suspense romances.I felt like it took too long to get to the point, and the action scenes weren't very exciting.On the good side, I did admire how Ms. Wilson dealt with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rafe was present during a horrific bombing that caused him to suffer from this disease. It affects his performance in the field, causing him to resign from his covert work. He also walks away from his relationship with his partner and lover, Elizabeth. When his former employer comes to tell him that Elizabeth might be in danger, he knows he has to go to her to keep her safe.

I think this story had the potential to be very good, but it turned out to be too slow-moving for me.Having said that, I will continue to read Ms. Wilson's books, and the rest of the books in the Phoenix Brotherhood series.I have to say that end partially redeemed this book. Rafe's method of proposing to Elizabeth was very touching and pretty unique.It left me with a warm feeling after a rather lukewarm reading experience.