The prologue drew me in fast and once I was hooked, I could not put this book down until it was over. By page fifty, I had cried so much my eyes were puffy and red. Sandra Marton brings these characters to life. She lets you see what they are thinking and I felt like I understood their decisions by reading about their internalized feelings.
The hero and heroine are so right for each other but their wrong conclusions about the past make them star-crossed lovers. The attraction they have for one another sizzles and I even felt my stomach flip when he'd kiss her. My emotions were so caught up in this novel but...
The ending would have been perfect had the characters feelings been revealed to the reader. However, at the most vital scene, Sandra Marton stops revealing the character's feelings to the reader. Instead there is dialogue between the characters and the secrets are revealed with out the reader ever knowing how the other truly feels about the revelation. This makes the end unrealistic and it falls flat. A few lines of internalized feelings would have made this a five-star book, and because it comes so close, I would have liked to give it 4.5 stars.
I highly recommend this novel because, even though the ending falls slightly short of perfect, this book is a great read with three-dimensional characters, an interesting plot, and great pacing.