I liked the book but it felt more like an anthology. The stories were tied together but the transition was very disjointed. Interesting group of characters but the stories were pretty much the same to me. Big strong silent hero saves the damsel in distress. Although Parkerson did try to make the women in the stories strong they were all pretty much the same...slaves to their hearts. I think each story should have tied better together or they should have been completely separate in a series. Maybe the author will develop the characters more and develop a novel or short story about each woman - pre-marriage and happily ever after?