3 1/2 stars. This was kind of an excruciating read, because both main characters are put through a lot -- though not throughout the entire book, thank goodness. It was very exciting, suspenseful and emotional. I also really liked that the super devoted, protective hero is paired with a strong woman capable of kicking some butt herself.The writing is occasionally sloppy and the erratic paragraph formatting of the ebook drove me slightly mad, but it's really the intensely soppy ending that brought this down to 3 1/2 stars. Other than that, it was great.