Pippa, a smart scientist heroine with spectacles. Need I say more :). Perfectly matched with Cross, a soul-wounded guilt ridden ginger. There were some really funny scenes in the early parts, the dance with Pippa's betrothed had me laughing out loud. :)Cross played his "I don't deserve love" card a tad too long for my taste in the end. He needed a hit on the head. :)I had to add that one of their earlier sensual scenes is unbelievably sexy and all without the Hero touching her. Wowzer. I can't wait for Temple's story. I have loved every book I have read by MacLean so far.