Just for the record Johanna Lindsey is one of my favorite authors. The Mallory series of which this is the first in the series of 6 is probably my favorite followed by MAN of MY DREAMS And its sequel LOVE ME FOR EVER and the list goes on and on. the MALLORY series kept me in stiches the whole time.( I have read this series at least a half a dozen times and never grow tired of it) I come from a big family, basing my opinion from all our get togethers all the teasing, nit-picking, disagreements ect,and with my vivid imagination I can almost picture these things happening.Contrary to some of the other negative reveiws(which I disagree most heartly with, with the acception of Paridise Wild(BORING) all of her books are great.No matter how many times I read any of my collection I never tire of them and my favorites still make me laugh every time, Some others to read ONCE A PRINCESS and its sequel YOU BELONG TO ME.A HEART SO WILD the sequel ALL I NEED IS YOU ,Even my mother enjoyed these books and she is seventy!!!---In reference to some of her books not mentioned,this is for all you nay sayers: Although I DO NOT condone rape, you must remember that through out the human history women were considered chattel, used for advantagous alliances ,political pawns, and yes SOME men used them for much baser things willing or not,To condem her writing based on that alone is rather petty in my (no pun intended)book.