This love story was long and twisted. Jax begins the story saying how he was born to love Lily but was asking another woman to marry him. I am not so ..Show More »sure about Stella and how she got Jax to do what he did. But Jax was a grown man and still allowing his dad to beat him down so I guess Stella's tactics were bound to work. Lily was just a consistent person who knew what she wanted and finally got it. The story put me in mind of some of Nicholas Sparks books. This one just happened to have a happy ending. It was a good read and the narration was excellent although I got a little sleepy on parts of it. Overall I enjoyed the book. I did not read book 1 before listening to this one. If time permits I may go back and buy book 1. I got this book from audiobook boom.