At first, as I was reading this book I was extremely annoyed with the heroine. The basic premise of the novel is that the heroine, Elle, is being stalked by a crazy psycho who leaves her threatening notes and pictures showing her being mutilated in various ways. The hero, Falco, is persuaded into acting as her bodyguard until the stalker is found. It is important to note that Elle is a model turned Hollywood actress. In this situation you would expect most people, after receiving the disturbing and threatening letters and photos, would be relieved to have someone around to try to assist in resolving the problem. This is not the case with Elle who at every turn (initially) seeks to dissuade ANY assistance to help with the stalker despite the stalker's escalating behavior. Elle is, of course, stubborn and irrational about dealing with the stalker and insists that she doesn't need anyone and can handle the situation on her own. It soon becomes apparent that she cannot, but she takes her anger at being helpless out on Falco. Her constant fighting with Falco was so illogical to me that I initially thought I would not be able to finish this book because of what I perceived as her TSTL behavior. However, ultimately, there is a pay off describing the true reasons why Elle feels she is unable to trust anyone and it is definitely not the typical crap we find in many novels in the HP series. I ultimately enjoyed this novel and the way it handled the trust issues that Elle faced. A good read if you can hold onto your patience. Also, the chemistry between Falco and Elle is pretty sizzling and Sandra Marton writes their intimate scenes very well.