I hadn`t picked this book up first time around, because I couldn`t face another cliche-desert-island-girls-in-bikinis-with-wafting-palm-trees scenario. Can`t say how wrong I was to have had those expectations - the story couldn`t be less like that - and how pleased I am that the lack of new Riva titles meant I came back to this awesome book.The close focus and the setting gives the story an almost 3D feel - the background wildlife detail is fascinating, yet this pales against the vividly drawn characters, and their monumental emotional struggles. Honor`s torment is truly heart wrenching, echoed by Rob`s as he tries to reach her. I couldn`t turn the pages fast enough. Specially loved the mythical tie in at the end.This novel proves that category romance can be as intelligent, hard hitting, raw, relevant and high quality as the very best fiction out there.An amazing book!