I received a copy of this book for an honest review and I am so glad. Bran was a bit different but he was very loyal to those whom he cared about and he was devoted to his daughter. Joanna is sweet with a spine of steel when needed. I felt that the characters fit together very well. The intimacy was sizzling and spectacular. The past was a big part of the story for both characters and it really worked to bring them together. The extended family and friends were almost a necessity to the story and helped cement it together.