I think I might have liked this a lot more if I hadn't read Tempted. I was kind of disappointed that there wasn't more depth to Alex. The big finale and confrontation was kind of slowly, horribly devastating in a very realistic and familiar way (um, kudos?) - even though I think it was only perceived that way because of the prior book. I am talking in vague circles, but I finished the book not believing in the HEA, and feeling really bummed out. But it's still a 4 star. I do love Megan Hart. Dirty remains my favorite.