4.5 stars. I didn't read book 1, but didn't feel like I was missing too much (although I will be going back to read it now!). Andre did a fabulous job with the themes of rising above your past, feeling worthy of accepting love and wanting it. A very sexy romance and quite emotional. I was happy to see Janica walk away near the end, and thrilled that she didn't seem ok with it all either. Loved Luke, too, but I did want to smack him upside the head a couple times. It was so obvious he loved Janica and after a while I couldn't really figure out why he was so intent on burying his burgeoning feelings. Janica was a terrific heroine, willing to put herself out there for Luke, and she showed herself to be a wonderful friend to him, as well as his lover.
Really liked it. Now off to find Take Me.