This was another first read for me by this author and boy am I impressed! It was quite a different romantic read to see an older type mature woman being desired and pursued by a younger man. I really liked both characters. He's a man's man. A well developed kind, mature, handsome man. I really like Tessa too. Although some of her behaviors annoyed me a bit, she seemed to lack a bit of a spine, being able to speak her mind and stand up for herself. I understand being a bit timid and unsure of oneself after her situation but she seems to be spineless aside from her situation.. I think that is my only big grief with this book..altogether a good read!