3 1/2 stars actually... While I liked this story, I liked the first in the series much better. The first half of the book really bugged me. I HATED the way Sebastian treated Rachel. Umm she said NO she said STOP. She just got out of prison after a 10 year sentence ( wrongly accused) of killing her sadist sicko husband. She was a wreck and he took complete advantage of her. Ok, he did redeem himself, but I had a hard time forgiving him. On the other hand, it was very well written and the characters are well developed. I am not sure though if I will continue to the 3rd book in the series.