What an engrossing tale! My favorite AJ book thus far. As a complex character study, it's both shocking and heartwarming. The H/h, Liam and Ash, are equally damaged. Their childhood trauma might be trite, but the delivery of their experiences is anything but predictable. The blanket fort will stick in my mind for a long fucking time.Lofty mainstream romance readers might not like the darker plot elements, but others will rightfully see it as refined brilliance, which is backed by polished writing, fully-vetted characters, sizzling sex scenes, and unerring pace.The line-up of supporting characters is small, which allows you to spend more time with Liam and Ash--exactly where you want to be. Mem, the story sage, is a sensational character who draws Liam out for the reader in subtle and engaging ways. But the Great Rubio is the greatest supporting character. You'll hate him, sometimes you'll warm to him, and he'll always make you smile just in anticipation of his next antic. I can NOT wait for his book, which is coming next!You can't dispute how meticulously this story is crafted, how well-executed and how much passion is injected in the pages. The result is psychological erotica at its deepest, most gratifying level. Well done, Ms. Joseph.