It had a good balance of mafia violence, machismo, lingo, the bodyguards and the sweet innocent virgin. The innocence wasn't nauseating, in your face and her "conversion" to mafia wife role believable. Now, for me, having purchased every book and/or "kindle unlimited" if I knew I was only going to be reading it once, of Ms. Crescent, I have noticed that her sexual scenes have somewhat diminished in intensity in the wording used to express the emotions/feelings. I don't know if that just happens naturally after you have written so many books and so many more scenes but especially in this case where the alpha male has been desiring this woman for 2 years - I expected more intensity more lust. Even saying this, I will continue to get her books 'cause she is an amazing author - I just hope she gets her "second" wind and finds her inner seductress again that was so apparent in her earlier works.