Aww. I just love Stein's style. She writes extremely hot, insanely in-the-moment uber-detailed erotica, and yet, has this light but very powerful touch when dealing with her tortured heroes and heroines. It's so lovely and harrowing all at the same time. Just a few words, and suddenly Abbie's entire character is given shape and true meaning. Amazing.And on top of all that, the story is truly romantic, in ways that just aren't in a lot of contemporary romance these days. These characters seem so real. My only quibble is that I think her writing style and phrasing is (awesomely) British, even though (I think?) it was set in the US. So that was a little confusing.