Some of the older romance books are a bit dated. The alpha male leads can be a little overbearing and the female wimpy. If you like that sort of romance then this is not the book for you. Caleb is still an alpha male no doubt about it but in no way is Serenity a wimp, a little airy maybe but more than a match for him. The community at wit's end has sort of an Andy of Mayberry feel set in a 70's commune, with only the best elements taken from each. Family, friendship, looking out for each other, and tolerence for those that are a little different. There is a lot of classic "Krentz" dry wit sprinkled throughout, a blackmail plot to foil etc, overall a nice read. As this romance isn't really dated (other than the only electronic equipment is camera equipment)it would be a great novel to reprint for new Krentz readers. My copy will be a keeper but for those that can't wait for a reprint, buying it used is worth the cost of shipping.