I'm extrememly disappointed. If you read Consp. Game (the previous novel) don't bother reading this one. I would have to say 1/3 of this book repeats what has already been said in the previous novel--so why read it all over again? Yeah, yeah, my dad was a real prick, his over-the-top-jealous with my mom, etc. Of course it was a sob story, but it was more of a sob story the first twenty times we had to hear about it.
Second off, what happened to the joking, lovable guy from the first book? Ken was actually likable in Consp. Game, in this one, he's all self-loathing. Sooooorry, but I don't know all that many girls who find that attractive. In case your wondering, another 1/3 of the book was filled with... Oh, woe is me, I'm not good enough for Mari, oh woe, oh woe, oh woe (Am I boring you yet? Because I sure was, after having to read it over and over in the book) oh woe (wait for it, one more) ohhhhh wooooooeee is me.
Third, Feehan must have accidently spilled all the testoterone on the female lead, Mari, because there was only so much I could take of Miss I-can-take-care-of-myself, oh wait, someone come and save me, self. What an unlikable character.
Oh, I'm sorry, were you wondering what the other 1/3 of the book was about? Partially plot and partially discriptions of Mari kissing his scarred body. Absolutely fasinating, yes? NOT!