McKenna puts her steamy spin on the prison romance trope. This novel includes the sexiest love letters I've ever read. The book is in two parts. The first takes place in the prison and it's definitely the most enjoyable. The second part takes over when Eric is freed and tends to drag a bit.
The librarian heroine, Annie, has a 'turn-the-other-cheek' attitude that becomes annoying at times. Mostly because Eric is so sexy that I had trouble being sympathetic to her ultimatums. And also because her use of Eric as a threat to her old boyfriend seemed totally hypocritical. Her initial involvement in the letter writing seemed very sudden and stupid for an educated woman but I found Eric so appealing that it was easy to just go with the flow. I know I have a few criticisms but in fact I really enjoyed it. I love the way this author writes.