The first 40 pages or so were MEH. Then, it gets better. I liked Violet, even more when she is aiming her gun at the guy. One of the few times I read a book where the couple is established. I did not like Christian so much, though. Sure he loved her very much, but he did not deserve her. He had been a jerk in the past. And well, to say that this short book is sappy is not untrue. It is sappy to the core.