A very solid 4 stars. Both lead characters have depth, you get to know them, as they get to know each other. Friendship, support, love. This is Sarah Mayberry best story yet. Her secondary characters are real, they are not names on paper but fully fleshed characters despite the minimal space she can devote to them. Flynn's parents, their love and devotion for each other facing a terrible adversary is really well done. Flynn is a wonderful hero and someone you would want as a best friend, lover, son. Mel, even if she's been hurt, terribly, she's brave, takes care of herself and ultimately faces her demons and comes out on the other side stronger and wiser. I obviously loved it, it's a great story with characters you care about and they are worth caring about. Really.