Melissa Scrivner Love is a very powerful writer. Mind you, this is coming from a MCP (Male Chauvinist Person). The observation is not mentioned because we both use the shortened form of Mel. Her content and ability to keep continuity makes for a highly interesting book. My objection stems from her usage of a female as her protagonist in a role that rarely exists. In my opinion, there is an excessive use of a four-letter expletive. Plus, she could use a glossary because not everyone knows the Spanish food names. I do compare her to Ayn Rand with Atlas Shrugged.