I'm a fan of authors like Cassia Leo where the stories just flow. However the first book depressed me. I thought Houston was a manipulator towards Rory who was still suffering from his betrayal. PTSD etc you name it so initially I really couldn't warm to him. It made me sick with some if the things that happened. Also when he starts pursuing her again. I just didn't feel the love. Then as it unfolds the lies, the secrets of which are revealed so so many I felt perhaps yes this couple were meant for each other. The characters in this book are fantastic. Just when you thought it was over you find another secret unfolding. So yes I did enjoy this series but it is a very emotional read. I just felt for Rory she endured so much. It left me with a heavy heart & actually gave me a headache trying to grip everything that happened. I don't mean this to be negative but love isn't always a happy read.