I'm a big fan of Amanda Quick's books (she also writes as Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle), and I found "Garden of Lies" to be a return to form for her. I loved the hero, Slater (although not his name -- here in Australia "slaters" are what we call pillbugs or woodlice) who was an adventurer and totally cool, but also with a softer side. Ursula, the heroine, was typically brave, determined and resourceful.
The plot was exciting enough to keep me intrigued, but as always with these books, it's the romance and the writing style that draws me in. There is something relaxing about an Amanda Quick book.
A great book to fit into a busy week.