This first novella in the Fade series is a buildup of flirting, seduction, and celebrity male hotness, resulting in the wham-bam-shove-her-out-the-door-ma'am. There's not much to this story beyond the steamy scenes. In the end, Max claims Olivia is different from all his other conquests, yet there is no meaningful dialogue or profundity in their interactions to contribute to this supposed uniqueness. When they unload their baggage, my reaction was indifferent because their problems seemed superficial and self-induced. KD's ostensive writing style lent itself to this quick heated story, and I might have been content with the novella being just that if the character and plot depth hadn't felt so forced.