Gotta love Susan Mallery for the HEA endings. That being said, I have to give this one a 3 1/2 stars. The book itself followed the regular pattern with a single, lonely, misunderstood h and single, handsome, alpha male H.
My main problem with the story was May, the Mom, yes she was sorry, and yes she wanted a relationship with her daughter. To find out how really crappy she had been, when in all the previous Stryker books she was warm, loving, and best Mom award kind of women. It kind of made me irritated and that she got forgiven to easily, and I got the other small room and made you sleep on the couch when you were growing up to the let's me best friends was a bit of a stretch for me. I'm all about forgiveness but it seemed a little forced in this book.
The other problem was that is was very PG-13 on the romance department and it followed the same pattern as all the other books. The sex scenes could have been a little juicer.
If you want a pleasant read for a afternoon it's a great series, but I would start with the 1st book as you will have no idea who, is who in the story if you don't.