I enjoyed Abandon - it's one of those stories with a heroine who is all earth mother/magic friendly/enchants all the males she comes in contact with. I liked the hero in this a little more. I'm not sure how to accurately say what I mean - he's set up as a little bit of a baddie because he's selling the island that all of the inhabitants don't want messed with, however his reasons for selling are the most altruistic. He's fair-haired (I'm pretty sure, at least that's how I picture him), intelligent, teasing, strong but not bulky. Interesting plot w/ surprising villain. The hero made this book for me though.