This was the first HeartMates book I ever read. I wanted to do a re-read to see if it held up as well as I remember. It did.I'd have to say this is probably my favorite of the series to date. I love that both characters have suffered greatly and aren't ready to jump into anything. The both need time to mend and heal. Seeing their relationship grow is beautiful and lovely. If you're looking for a sweet romance, I'd highly recommend this one.