I will agree with what others are saying-- Cole is my new book boyfriend. What a hottie, oh my goodness! This is a compelling story. You want to keep reading to find out what happened in Blake's past-- though after reading this and book 2-- I have to say that the mysteries aren't all that difficult to figure out. But writing is well-done. Contreras does a nice job weaving the present with the flashbacks to fill out the characters. I picked up book 2 right after this was finished, wanted to see where the story went!