Although I am a big fan of Johanna Lindsey's Malory novels, I have to say that this one did not do it for me. This can be attributed almost entirely to the fact that I absolutely abhor themes of sexual subjugation. Unfortunately, Kelsey, our heroine, finds herself forever in this role. Willingly selling herself in a London whorehouse in order to pay her uncle's gambling debts and ensure her sister a marriageable future, at times, Kelsey seems like little more than Derek's sexual play thing. Even though Derek "buys" Kelsey in order to prevent a lecherous old man from buying her, the plot line still irks me. I do not like the idea of a woman *having* to have sex because her "owner" tells her that it is time. The mere thought makes me cringe. That said, we all have different interests and fantasies. I suspect that anyone who likes the idea of reading about mild sexual domination would like this book. In many ways, it is light and witty. The entire Malory family is also very endearing. For those who prefer less violent themes, I would recommend Lindsey's Gentle Rogue, Tender Rebel, and The Magic of You. All are part of Johanna Lindsey's Malory series. I think that they offer all of the benefits without any of the downsides. If you like these, then perhaps consider reading this book (Say You Love Me) so that you can see where the family story line goes. If you do not like them, you will have saved yourself from having read about sexual domination.