Disappointing. I found it very easy to put down and thought it got bogged down with too much war strategy and politics and the heroine and hero had a hate/desire relationship throughout a big portion of the book (he takes over her castle and becomes his property, she's not a doormat and fights back, etc). The author also did something awful to the heroine's pet wolf that just about made me toss the book away unfinished and made me break my vow of never reading the end of the book before I was done. This wasn't a bad book, I've surely read worse, but all of the political intrigue just wasn't for me. I did like the hero (although he was alpha in the extreme) and the heroine was likable with her razor sharp tongue. She was most definitely this hero's match. And the book was very sensual but most of it was need rather than love. I'd give this one a 3 out of 5 because I did a lot of skimming but I did like the characters and the heroine's pet.