Romance novels are my guilty pleasure and well, I needed it after reading a disturbing book. I didn't know that this one was part of a series, so unknowingly I read it without reading book 1. I don't think I missed that much since some of it was recapped in the first few chapters. The story over all was about Kev and Win with family matters interspersed within their love story. The Hathaways are definitely a rowdy bunch and I look forward to reading book one to get to know them better. Although this was a typical cheesy romance with the brooding, dark man protecting the fair gentle women it was still pretty good. Kleypas did a very good job with the dialogue and the chemistry between the two characters.