I didn't think I was going to like this book after the first few chapters. I especially was certain that I was not going to warm up to Bastian, he was a cold blooded killer without any mercy or feelings, he was ice. Chloe was put through the mill in this book, almost killed, slightly tortured, lied to, taken advantage of.. but the chemistry between her and Bastion was sizzling! I am glad I stuck with this book and surprisingly, warmed up to Bastian. I found myself rooting for them to have their HEA, where in the beginning I was hoping he would just disappear!