I started this book with a bit of trepidation - I had enjoyed the first in the series, but was somewhat burned out by the animosity between Cassidy and Shaw. I didn't know if I was up for another 300+ pages of them hating each other then jumping into bed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author had chosen to allow her characters to feel real feelings, and even confess those feelings to each other.
This book felt much more grown-up, more mature, and made for a more enjoyable read. I found the character development to be athentic, and the backstories for Cassidy and Shaw made them much more sympathetic. After reading this installment, I'm very excited for #3 to see how Cassidy and Shaw's story ends. Fun and sexy read!
(I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.)