I have been a fan of Noelle Adams for quite sometime now and was anticipating this next book in, what has been, a really good series. As it stands now, this is my favorite of the group. This story is in novella form and makes for a quick, easy, but very enjoyable read. One of Adam's best writing skills is her ability to flesh out the characters and give them an intensity and depth in which the reader can completely immerse themselves. I found that to be true in her other longer works but it amazes me how she accomplishes the task in a novella only six chapters in length. You fall in love with Anne and Jake from the first few pages and understand the holding pattern that is their relationship and Anne's need to leave behind the man she loves for her own sanity and survival. This novella is well written and will leave you feeling you've invested in their relationship and have read a much longer story. The situations were realistic and you have no trouble putting yourself in the lead characters's issues and decisions. I found the storyline refreshing in that it was strictly from Anne's POV. You felt her uncertainty in dealing with Jake who was very hard to read in his typical, yet lovable, alpha male persona. They are a more mature couple - Jake is in his thirties - and this added much to the feel and the plot of the novella. The sex scenes were remarkable and intimate and romantic and steamy and, well, Noelle Adams at her best. I hope there will be more in this series but, if not, what a terrific story with which to finish. Give her other works a try as well. Salvation is one of my favorites as is Escorted and Breaking. No Regrets is one of my favorite of her most recent works. I preorder everything written by Noelle Adams/Claire Kent because I know I can escape into a well written, romantic world for hours at a time. This novella is a great opportunity to try her work but I promise you, you can't read just one. If you already read her novels you know you are in for a treat.