Craven's books are typically a miss for me. So this one was a delightful surprise! Romance was good. Sexual tension & love scenes were hot. Craven wrote this book so well that I found myself increasingly tensing as the pages flew. I can readily feel the angst of the heroine. Although this was written in the heroine's POV, it was easy to discern the hero's emotions about their r/s. I liked the assertive & independent heroine who has major trust & commitment issues b/c of her parent's rocky r/s. It made sense that she would set the pace of her r/s with Hero & later regret it as she becomes more emotionally vulnerable. I like Hero's wanting more from heroine than she was willing to offer but yet succumbing to her r/s terms if it means that's the only way he can be with her. My only beef (thus not a 5-star rating) with this book is the lack of discussion at the very end. It felt like all this great emotional build-up was going to lead to a satisfying conclusion only to have it pop quickly. I felt a bit robbed by the ending, although it at least had a brief epilogue. I wish Craven spent a few pages with H & h openly talking about what happened & how they were feeling. That would've been a much more satisfying read.