Although I read this quickly and it was a pretty good story, the characters fell flat for me.I never connected, never felt any emotion, and this should have been gut wrenching. It also bugged the hell out of me that Brian got married.... twice. Then after he and Carly are back together, he talks about all the new sex stuff he learned while he was away.But it's OK, I never loved them...huh. I guess I have a jealous streak. I just don't like to think of any H/h being with anyone else but each other..This was my first Marie Force. I'll try another before I give up.