This book was so intense, I'm having a hard time deciding what I liked about it.A lot of angst and some cruelty that sometimes felt unsurmountable. For nearly half the book, the Hero was an ass without a lot of insight to his feelings. The character of the heroine was contradictory. While being no meek miss, she wouldn't speak her mind. It drove me crazy! Still, the hero was deserving and the heroine was really likable. What the book does accomplish is a lot of emotion.This was an engaging read that shows how the power of patience and love can heal.I guess like life, it just doesn't feel very good getting there.