**sigh**I'm so conflicted. I love the duplicitous characters. The mystery, the author managed to keep the story moving and got over her fear of contractions, lol.Unfortunately, I just can't ever truly get behind a story that has it's kidnapped heroine fall in love with her kidnapper/abuser. An abuser, who by the way, nearly kills her in the first book and doesn't realize his "true feelings" for her until he's nearly beaten her to death. Add to that, he can't come out and actually say he beat her, he calls it an "accident". No ass hole, you kicked the shit out of her, have the balls to admit it.Anthony Rawlings is not hawt or sexy. He is an abusive, manipulative, prick.Yes, I'm still filled with rage, lol.