Suzanne Brockmann is my favorite author and she's miles ahead of all of my other favorite authors. She is best known for her two long standing series: Troubleshooters and Tall, Dark and Dangerous. Many of her single books, written earlier in her career, are being re-issued and this is one of those. This book was originally released in 1998 and was re-issued in 2008. I don't rush out to purchase these books, but I do pick them up whenever I run across them. They are fairly short, but that doesn't mean they are light reads. Suzanne Brockmann can spin a romance filled with troubled characters and highly emotional situations like no one else. This was a bit of a tear jerker. The hero, Liam, spent 18 months in an underground prison being tortured. The heroine, Marisala, was only 15 at the time, but she rushed the prison, rescued the hero and hid him in the jungles of the island tending his wounds while they both pretended nothing more than a friendship was blooming. Five years later they reunite and fight the fierce attraction they feel for each other. At the same time, Liam is still not emotionally recovered from his time as a prisoner. There are some poignant scenes that pull at your heart strings and have you alternately cheering and booing the actions of the characters. These characters are both flawed and as real as you can get without being flesh and blood. Fantastic read despite the short length! Beautiful ending that leaves you cheering from the rooftops.