I enjoyed this story, more than the last one because the heroine was very strong in her own right (much more than the hero) and the hero was okay with it. Santiago didn't attempt to make Nefri abdicate her leadership or diminish herself in any way so they could be together. It was the hero making the compromise for love this time, not the heroine.Although there were some times I felt the story had too many side stories detracting from the main romance between Nefri and Santiago. I understand and saw the necessity of the side stories, it was distracting. I found myself wanting to see more of Roke and Sally's than I did Santiago and Nefri.