This is the second book in Kelly Hunter's West Family series, and if I remember right I preferred the first one. The banter between hero and heroine is good as always, and the geek heroine was interesting, but the pacing was uneven. She seemed to be reaching to come up with any kind of black moment and it was all wrapped up too quickly. (This is a common flaw with Presents--the fun set-ups tend to take a lot of space, and it takes a skilled author not to short-change some other part of the book in such a limited page count. Hunter is skilled, and I'm fond of her categories, but no one's perfect).