Definitely heavier than I expected from Carly Phillips. One of the most heart-wrenching stories I've read in a long time. The hero, Kevin, actually started to get on my nerves with his, "I don't deserve her" mentality. That being said, his character is well-developed and it's understood why he is the way he is. I really liked the heroine, Nikki. She was young but strong and smart; knew how to handle herself and the situation she is thrust into even though everyone seems to treat her like she's still a child, she doesn't act like one.
Overall, the story is good, wrought with tension throughout. Though, I felt as if the end was wrapped up a bit too neatly considering all the hero/ine had gone through together and individually.