Actually Had Me Thinking. This was an atypical romance in that you got a LOT more backstory on the characters before they ever meet – particularly the female lead. While it had the requisite fight about 3/4 in, it didn’t fully resolve that fight until the last few pages – which is also atypical of most romance novels. Overall the read was ok, but for some reason took me longer than normal. But the interesting things done overcome the slog, and it is still a very good book overall.