I read this immediately following the first book in the series where the author did a great job of introducing these characters. It's a clean book that didnt have any sexual scenes like some romance novels. I've read this author before and sometimes she takes sexual tension too far for me. The main characters had plenty of chemistry, both physically and emotionally, but it was never taken to an uncomfortable level.
My favorite part was how much I disliked Matthew at the beginning of the book! He was such a jerk! But the author didn't great job of shifting him away from that and created a very loveable, real character.
This can be read as a stand alone novel or as part of the series.